UPDF soldier shot dead in Moroto prison break

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Soldiers fighting escaped prisoners in Mt Moroto

A soldier attached to Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) has been shot dead as inmates escaped from Moroto government prison.

According to reports, the prisoners Wednesday grabbed guns from prison warders and run towards Mt Moroto.

Maj Peter Mugisa, the UPDF Third Division spokesperson, confirmed the prison break.

The escape brought the town to a standstill

“We (UPDF) are just giving support. They called us to give them support. All the details will be given by the prison authorities. All I know is that the inmates broke out,” he told Daily Monitor.

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A joint force of police, army and prison warders engaged the escapees in heavy gun battle but have not yet arrested them.

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