SIX CHILDREN KILLED BY A BOMB IN ADJUMANI

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Police in Adjumani District are investigating circumstances under which six children were killed and five others sustained grievous injuries after a bomb exploded at Maji ll Refugee Settlement.

Police preliminary reports indicate that a group of children residing at Maji ll Refugee Settlement went to the bush on a playing spree and picked an object which they didn’t know properly, tried to cut it through using a panga, incidentally, the object exploded killing three on spot while three others died from the hospital where they had been taken for treatment as others are still nursing serious injuries.

SP Angucia Josephine, the Police West Nile Regional police spokesperson indicates that these bombs could have been left behind in the bushes by Konyi rebels who infested the area in late the 1980s to early 90s as Adjumani District by then was one of the areas harbouring the rebels.

She advised the members of the community and dealers in scrap metals to guard against dealing with suspiciously looking metallic objects found in the bushes as they could be bombs.

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