Col. Deo Akiiki, Uganda’s military spokesperson, identified the dead cell leader as Musa Kamusi in a recorded statement Wednesday.
"Our troops hunting down ADF elements in Kibale National Park managed to kill one of the ADF leaders who has been terrorizing civilians in Kamwenge," Akiiki said.
"One PK gun was found on him and one AK-47 gun with several rounds of ammunition were recovered," he added.
The development comes a day after ADF rebels attacked and killed three civilians, including two children in Kamwenge.
Last week, the same rebels killed 10 people in the same district.
The army has kicked off the process of recruiting local defense units’ personnel to reinforce security in the area.
"Our forces are continuing to hunt down the ADF rebels who killed people in Kamwenge so that they are wiped out and other civilians can live in peace," Akiiki said.