Kenyan cattle rustlers attacked a town in northeastern Uganda, burning houses and raping and torturing residents, officials said.

In their report Thursday, the officials said the attack left more than 7,000 people homeless.Paulino Marwas, a parliament member from Dodoth county where the attack occurred March 4-7, said there were reports that a number of people were killed in the attack.

He and Peter Akure, a member of Uganda's ruling National Executive Committee, said the attack was carried out by members of Kenya's nomadic Turkana tribe. They have traditionally crossed into Uganda seeking cattle.