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General News of Friday, 5 February 2016


Gunmen kill soldier; injure three others at Bole

One soldier has been shot dead by gunmen at Bole in the Northern region. Two others and a fire service person have sustained gun shot wounds.

The security personnel, whose identities are yet to be confirmed, were part of the Bole District Security Council team enroute to a galamsey site at Dolla Power, a border town in Ivory Coast.

The team consisted of the District Chief Executive, a Police Commander in the area and a Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service also from Bole.

A journalist, Rebecca Natogma reported on Adom FM’s Midday News, Friday afternoon that the soldier died during an exchange of gunshots with the unknown armed men.

According to the journalists,the Fire Service Commander and two other soldiers were also hit by bullets fired by the gun men.

It is not clear yet the motive for the attack. No arrest has been made.
The deceased has been sent to the Bole Government Hospital mortuary whilst the injured persons are currently receiving treatment.