Over 200 prisoners escape jail in Uganda

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More than 200 prisoners have escaped from a jail in north-east Uganda, bringing the local town to a standstill while security forces try to track them down.

The inmates reportedly killed a soldier after they broke out of the facility in Moroto before heading for the hills.

The army and prison officials are pursuing the escapees, who reportedly made off with 15 guns and ammunition.

An army spokesperson said two inmates had been captured and two killed.

The prison facility is built on the foothills of Mount Moroto, on the edge of the town.

BBC

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