A soldier of Uganda People’s Defense Forces and one assailant have died in a shootout in a night attack in Kapeeka town in Nakaseke.
The attack occured at around 10:40pm on Saturday night.
Retired Captain Yahaya Kakooza the Nakaseke Resident District Commissioner explains that the assailants attacked the joint security team on patrol and opened fire on them.
Kakooza said that in the attack ,a UPDF soldier was shot dead but the security team comprising of Police and UPDF Soldiers fired back killing one assailant on the spot.
Kakooza said that the security team also recovered one gun that was used in the attack.
” Right now I don’t have more details because the operation is ongoing to trace for other attackers” Kakooza told URN at night.
The deceased UPDF soldier has been identified as Private Obed Tufeyo aged 25 years, attached to Namunkekera army detachment.
By the time attack occurred, there was a musical show going on in the town and revelers scampered for safety upon hearing the gunshots.
By the time of compiling the report, the Police and UPDF were yet to issue statements on the attack.
This is second attack in Greater Luwero districts.
On the 31st October this year, a gang of armed assailants attacked Busiika Police Station in Luwero district, shot dead two police officers on the spot and a third died days later in hospital, whereas one was critically injured.
They robbed two police guns from them.
This week a policemen at Nakulabye Police station foiled an attempt to attack their Police station.
But other assailants managed to break into Bungokho police station in Mbale district on Wednesday and made away with two guns and a radio call set.
On 18th November this month a Uganda People’s Defence Forces sergeant was shot dead and two SMG rifles were robbed by unknown assailants who raided the entry point at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja. The UPDF reported the recovery of the guns and killing one of the assailants.
The motive of the attacks remains unknown.