By Spy Uganda
Ntoroko: Four suspected ADF rebels were on Wednesday shot dead in Ntoroko District on the border with DR Congo-TheSpy Uganda reports.
According to police and the head of security in the area, the four men refused to stop and identify themselves at a checkpoint, leading to a car chase.
Further, the Rwenzori West Regional Police Commander, Mr Lameck Kigozi, says the suspects tried to attack their officers after resisting arrest.
“It is true that four people were shot dead today (Wednesday). This was because when our security team intercepted them and tried to arrest them, they resisted and wanted to fight our security and they were put out of action. Our security forces are still investigating,” says Kigozi.
The Ntoroko Resident District Commissioner Mr Mishac Kawamara said the suspects were shot dead near Kisenge trading centre along Fort Portal -Bundibugyo road.
Mr Kawamara said they have been arresting some ADF rebels suspects coming to Uganda from DR Congo disguising as refugees.
“Some of the arrested ADF suspects have been sharing information telling us where their colleagues are, those who have been shot today are some of the suspects who were intercepted and refused arrest,” he said.
He said bodies were taken to Fort Portal regional referral hospital for postmortem.
Last month, a total of 11 ADF suspects from DR Congo were also arrested in Ntoroko and Bundibugyo districts where they had mixed with refugees at Rwamabale screening point and Bubukanga refugee transit center.
The arrested suspects were disguised to be refugees seeking asylum in Uganda.
The incident came a day after twin bombings in Kampala left 7 people dead and over 37 injured.
The police spokesperson Mr Fred Enaga said the suicide bombers are linked to ADF.