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Police summons scrap dealer in Mbale City over explosive device

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Police have summoned the owner of the scrap shop where an explosive device was found this afternoon (Monday) 19th September 2022.

Wakooba Simon Peter was tasked to go to Mbale Central Police Station -CPS to aid investigations.

Earlier in the day Time Fm broke a story about Security force’s that had safely recovered unexploded ordinance (UXO) that was abandoned along the road ( in the bush)in sironko cell, Maluku ward, industrial city division after a tip off from a civilian.

The UXO was taken to military police barracks for safe custody.

The UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson Isaac Oware described the device as the unexploded ordinance (UXO),type 60mm mortar bomb without a pin.

“The said UXO was recovered near (about 10mtrs) the scrap shop. It is suspected that the UXO was picked from the same scrap shop and taken to the location where it was recovered from.” Oware said while giving the details.

He lauded the concerned civilians (Wananchi) for timely vigilance and the tip off which enabled the joint security forces to act swiftly.