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Uganda probes foiled attack on police station in capital

Police in Uganda have launched an investigation after a guard foiled an attack on Nakulabye police station in the capital Kampala by a man with an AK47 rifle, according to reports by the privately-owned Daily Monitor website.

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said the guard shot at the assailant after he failed to identify himself during the 04:00 local time incident.

“The guard discharged several rounds of bullets to prevent the person from leaving his position. But the person abandoned an AK47 rifle before taking off. It had five bullets,” the website quoted Mr Owoyesigyire as saying.

This would have been the fourth attack on a security facility in two months.

On 18 November, gunmen attacked and killed a soldier at the Gaddafi Barracks in the eastern Jinja district and took away two guns from him.

Another attack happened on 14 November when gunmen shot at the Kensington Luxury Heights police post.

In October, attackers killed three police officers and took away four guns in a raid at Busiika police station in the central Luweero District.

The police have blamed a new rebel group, the Uganda National Coalition for Change, for attacks on officers and have arrested at least 22 people.

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