Ugandan military searching for over 200 escaped prisoners

Ugandan military searching for over 200 escaped prisoners

The Uganda military is utilizing airplane and foot watches to look for in excess of 200 detainees who got away from a jail in north-east Uganda.

The Area Army representative, Peter Mugisha, said this in Kampala on Thursday.

He said that 219 detainees got away from the jail close to the far off town of Moroto, around 500 kilometers from the capital Kampala, on Wednesday, breaking into an ordnance and holding onto weapons.

 

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A soldier and three escapees died in an exchange of fire, and another seven had been rearrested, Mugisha said.

“We lost one of our soldiers when these guys fired back during the operation. We are pursuing them and we are using a helicopter to guide the foot troops,” Mugisha said.

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