At least four people and a Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF soldier have been killed in an attack on an army detach in Zeu sub-county, Zombo District.
The detach located in Zeu forest was attacked by unknown gunmen yesterday morning at around 6:00 am.
According to the UPDF spokesperson Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso, 20 men disguising as forest workers entered Zombo District through Zeu Forest and attacked the detach.
Byekwaso, says that the army repulsed the attack, killing four of the attackers. She adds that three UPDF soldiers sustained injuries and were airlifted to Bombo Military Hospital.
She also says that one SMG gun, 11 rounds of ammunition, 12 bows, arrows and three machetes were recovered.
Byekwaso says that residents in the area identified two of the dead attackers as Ugandans and the rest Congolese nationals hailing from Ayurpa and Miabi trading centres in Muhangi territory.
Mr. Francis Pimundu the LC 3 Chairperson of Zeu sub-county, suspects the attackers could be the same group that raided a UPDF detach in Oduk village in Zombo district in March 2020.Mr.Francis on attacker.
Mr. Francis however called for calm among the community saying security is alert. END.