Police in Mbale yesterday shot dead two suspected armed thugs during an exchange of gunfire.
The Mbale District Police Commander, Abbey Kisubi, says police acting on a tip-off engaged a group of thugs who had put up an illegal roadblock along Mbale-Tororo highway killing two instantly.
Kisubi identifies the dead as Asuman Okiror a bricklayer of Kamus village in Bukedea district and Charles Ochwo of Busia town.
He says police recovered two guns from the thugs one of which was robbed from a security guard during an attack on a petrol station in Budaka district early this month.
Kisubi suspect the dead thugs to be part of a gang that has been terrorizing residents of Mbale.