UPDF soldiers killed in Kaabong


Four Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers have been killed in a motor accident.

The soldiers attached to Kaabong Brigade died on Monday morning while on a mission to arrest one of their own, Pt Jimmy Masaaba.

Masaaba is wanted for shooting Joseph Nyerere, a foreman at a Chinese Construction Camp, following a disagreement.

The incident happened in Uzake village, Morungole Sub County in Kaabong District where the suspect was reported to have been hiding.

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However, as the army car registration number DO3DF108 sped for the mission, it was obstructed by goats on the road.

In the process, the driver lost control and rammed into a beer depot, killing four soldiers on spot and injuring three others.

Maj Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 3rd Division Spokesman told Uganda Radio Network [URN] the accident, saying it occurred at around 7.00am in Kaabong Central Ward in Kaabong Town Council.

The injured soldiers were rushed to Kaabong Hospital for treatment.



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