Bandits attack police 1 dead as machete wielding bandits attack police post

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He was an innocent bystander

At least one person was killed as police launched a hunt on machete wielding bandits who allegedly attacked a police post in Kabowa.

He was killed by a stray bullet as police fired live bullets to disperse the onlookers.

“A man welding a machete allegedly attacked a police officer and injured him together with a crime preventer. Onlookers gathered and had to be dispersed. In the process, an innocent bystander was hit with a stray bullet and he died,” police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said

play Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima (Courtesy)


The bandits reportedly attacked a police post and injured officers and a crime preventer.

Police are holding one suspect in custody called Rogers Kamya believed to have been part of the group of bandits who attacked the police post.

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He was arrested armed with a machete and hammer which he used to injure the officers.

“I got injured when I tried to help the policeman, as Kamya attempted to grab a gun from him,” one of the injured officers said

A few weeks ago, two police officers were attacked and killed by unknown assailants in Kawempe division – they took off with their guns.

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