A policeman attached to Wamala Regional Police and a suspect have died in a shootout as unknown assailants attacked a Chinese wood factory and made away with unspecified amount of money in Kassanda District.
Two people have been confirmed dead in Kassanda
District after on Saturday as unknown assailants allegedly raided and made away
with unspecified amount of money from a Chinese wood factory.
The Police said that two people who died are Police Probationer
Constable – PPC Ronald Amuku, attached to Wamala Regional Police and one of the
suspects yet to be identified.
Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Rachael Kawala
said that the deceased policeman and two others who are nursing severe injuries
at Mityana Hospital were guarding at the Chinese Ply Wood factory located at
Kigalama, Kassanda District.
She identified the injured policemen as Peter
Muwanguzi and Obed Lukundo, also saying that the bodies of the deceased were also taken
to Mityana hospital for post-mortem as investigations into the matter
According to Ms Kawala, the incident happened in the
wee hours of Saturday where a group of about 15 unknown assailants attacked the
factory where three policemen were on duty.
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Ms Kawala said that there was a scuffle between the
guarding officers and the assailants before they made away with unspecified
amount of money.
"Though in morning we have recovered a gun in
Myanzi which we believe to have been the one was stolen from our officers, we are going to take it for further scrutiny to see whether it was the
one used in the killing," she added.