Armed Assailants Kill Ten People in Kamwenge

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The Territorial Police in Kamwenge is conducting an investigation into an attack by unknown assailants that happened at 2:00am on the early morning of December 19, 2023.

Police says the incident happened in Kyitehurizi village, Kyabandara parish, Kamwenge sub-county, Kamwenge District, resulting in the loss of ten lives.

The deceased persons include Banyazaki Margaret, aged 60, another identified only as Tugume, a 25-year-old, and eight others yet to be identified.

Preliminary findings reveal that ten assailants, armed with SMG rifles, attacked and fatally burnt ten people in Kyitehurizi trading center, Kyabandara parish, Kamwenge sub-county, located near Kibale National Park.

After the incident, the assailants proceeded to break into the store of Baguma Richard, 35 years old, and looted 300 kgs of beans, a sack of Irish potatoes, 03 trays of eggs, and 50 kgs of maize. They also set ablaze a motorcycle Reg No. UFC 851T.

After the incident, the assailants headed towards Kibale National Park. Upon receiving the information, security forces responded to the scene immediately, deploying canine units alongside UPDF Personnel.

A manhunt led by Joint Security Agencies is currently underway, and further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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