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Ankunda speaks on UPDF Kasese killings

Lt Col Paddy Ankunda

Lt Col Paddy Ankunda

Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, has finally broken silence on the attacks and shootings that left six people dead in Kasese district.

UPDF 2nd division spokesman Maj Ronald Kakurungu said a group of 20 civilians armed with pangas, knives and spears on Thursday attacked an army patrol vehicle in Kikonzo cell, Hima Town Council.

Soldiers fired gunshots to prevent the group from seizing the vehicle and the weapons, killing two people in the process.

According to Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander Bob Kagarura, on Friday [the next day] security forces shot dead four more people who grabbed a machine gun from a police officer at Kasenyi trading centre in Buhuhira Sub County.

The dead are; Nason Sagini, Isaleri Kake, James Wayakwa and Musale Bwambale Kiremberwa all from Buhuhira Sub County.

“These attackers in Kasese had a real hard time,” Ankunda said in a tweet Saturday.

The army spokesperson said, “no one should ever think that it is such easy business to attack security forces”.

While reports say the attackers were just civilians demonstrating election fraud, security says they wanted to steal guns.

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