Heavy fighting and cross fire exchange between police and unknown assailants has been reported in Nakulabye near the police station in the wee morning hours of Wednesday at around 04:00hrs.
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It is said unknown armed assailants with the intention of disarming police officers on duty stormed the police and tried to shoot at the occupants of the station, but the attack was repulsed according to reports.
The cross fire lasted for close to 30 minutes and the attackers were compelled to abandon their mission. In the process of fleeing, they reportedly dropped a magazine of bullets and darted off.
No police officer was injured or killed as witnessed in past raids on other police stations like Busiika and Gadaffi Barracks check point in Jinja.
The attack comes barely hours after yesterday security Minister Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi assured parliament that the security status of the country is stable and that everything is under control. Relatedly, UPDF publicist Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye attributed the wave of raids on political players of the opposition who he says instill hope in criminals that government is falling soon.
By press time police had not yet issued a statement on the Nakulabye police station raid. The scene of crime remains cordoned off with forensics trying to retrieve clues and evidence left behind by the attackers. Details to follow.