Twelve inmates in Uganda escape prison

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Twelve inmates in the northwestern Ugandan district of Koboko escaped prison on Thursday, authorities said on Friday.

Eight of the escapees fled to neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo but four were recaptured, Uganda Prisons Service spokesperson Frank Baine told Xinhua over the phone.

“They were sunbathing after breakfast and they jumped the wall. A group of prisoners, mainly cattle thieves and defilers on remand, ran away,” he said.

Last year, over 200 inmates escaped after prisoners shot some wardens guarding them in Uganda’s northeastern district of Moroto. Enditem

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