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Two Police officers killed in Kabarole attack

By Rogers Sunday

Added 15th September 2016 03:27 PM

Tumushabe confirmed that one of the attackers had a gun while others were armed with machetes.

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Tumushabe confirmed that one of the attackers had a gun while others were armed with machetes.

PIC: The Police and army deployed in Kabonero Sub County Kabarole district following the attack. Photo by Rogers Sunday

A group of criminals in Bukara village Kabonero sub county Kabarole district have attacked police after it arrested three suspects over assault.

The attack which left two police officers dead and three others injured happened on Wednesday evening.

“Our officers had come here to effect arrest of three people identified as Joseph Muhanga, Kiiza Kimuti and another one only identified as Yubu,” Lydia Tumushabe the Rwenzori regional police spokesperson told the New Vision.

 abonero locals armed for self defence Kabonero locals armed for self defence

 


The trio is said to have assaulted one David Akugizibwe a resident of the same area who reported the case at police.

Tumushabe said that the attack happened while police was still holding its community policing meeting to try and harmonize the conflicting parties.

“Two off the suspects were on handcuffs while the other was being tied with a rope as we conducted the meeting before the criminals arrived to rescue their colleagues,” Tumushabe said.

Tumushabe confirmed that one of the attackers had a gun while others were armed with machetes.

  

Police arresting one of the suspected attackers

 


 ome of the residents have armed themselves with pangas and sticks for self defence Some of the residents have armed themselves with pangas and sticks for self defence

 

ecurity has been beefed up at ibito police post Security has been beefed up at Kibito police post

 
Details coming in the New Vision tomorrow

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