Unidentified gunmen have shot dead three people in Kanungu district. The gunmen are reported to have raided Kabingo Village in Kihembe Parish in Kanyantorogo Sub County in Kanungu at around 8:30pm on Tuesday night.

The deceased have been identified as Moses Byaruhanga, Deveano Bandebabaho and Nathan Mugabi, all residents of Kabingo village.

The gunmen also looted merchandise from shops, foodstuffs, goats, hens and unspecified amount of money before crossing back to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.

Ely Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says they have tightened security in the area. He says they are also carrying out investigations to establish the motive and people behind the attack.

He calls on residents to remain claim saying the situation is under control. Some residents fear the gunmen could be remnants of rebel Allied Democratic Forces, which operates in DRC.

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