Africa

Uganda's police spokesman, 2 aides shot dead in capital

An official says the spokesman for Uganda's police has been shot dead by gunmen outside his home in the capital, Kampala.

Presidential spokesman Don Wanyama says Andrew Felix Kaweesi's car was attacked early Friday as he was being driven to work.

He says Kaweesi's bodyguard and driver also were killed.

There is no word yet on the possible motive, but the suburb where the attack occurred is noted for its relatively high crime rate.

Kaweesi's last public appearance as spokesman was at an event Wednesday where he disputed a Human Rights Watch report that accused Ugandan forces of killing scores of people during an attack on a tribal leader's palace in November.

Uganda has been rocked by a series of apparently targeted killings, many involving Muslim clerics, in recent years.