Three UPDF Soldiers Injured in Bar Brawl in Gulu

The police are investigating circumstances under which three Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers were injured in a bar brawl in Gulu City. 

The trio, attached to the Fourth Infantry Division Barracks in Gulu City were reportedly attacked on Sunday at a drinking joint in Kanyagoga A cell in Bardege-Layibi Division.

According to Patrick Nindra the Operations and Training Officer at the Fourth Infantry Division, the trio was attacked by suspected city gangsters who used hammers and a machete to clobber them.

He added that two of the injured UPDF soldiers are receiving medical treatment at the Military Barracks while another one with severe injuries was admitted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, together with one civilian was also injured during the scuffle. He, however, declined to reveal the identities of the victims.

Peter Banya Gulu Deputy Resident City Commissioner in charge of the Pece-Laroo Division said that police arrested five suspects following the incident. 

Adding that an investigation into the incident has commenced and that one key suspect who was injured during the scuffle is receiving medical treatment in handcuffs and under close security watch.

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