Ugandan military searching for over 200 escaped prisoners




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Kampala   – The Uganda military is using aircraft and foot patrols to search for more than 200 inmates who escaped a prison in Ugand.

The Area spokesman, Peter Mugisha, said this in Kampala on Thursday.

He said that 219 inmates escaped the prison near the remote town of Moroto, about 500 kilometres from the capital Kampala, on Wednesday, breaking into an armoury and seizing guns.

A soldier and three escapees died in an of fire, and another seven had been rearrested, Mugisha said.

“We lost one of our soldiers when these guys fired back during the operation. We are pursuing them and we are using a helicopter to guide the foot troops,” Mugisha said.

(dpa/NAN)