Friday 23 June 2017

Uganda says unknown gunmen kill senior police official

Uganda says unknown gunmen kill senior police official
(Reuters (Eng) 03/17/17)
Uganda says unknown gunmen kill senior police official

Unknown gunmen killed the spokesman for Uganda's police force and also his bodyguard and driver early on Friday as the official left his home in the capital Kampala, a government spokesman said.

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi and the two other victims were killed in Kulambiro, a suburb in the north of the capital, Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesman, told Reuters.

"He (Kaweesi) was waylaid this morning by yet unknown gunmen. All the occupants of the vehicle were killed," Opondo said.

No further details were immediately available and the motive of the gunmen was unclear.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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