Uganda's parliament suspended over murders of several women

Uganda's parliament says it will stop meeting until the government presents a report into a string of murders that some fear is the work of a serial killer.

A parliamentary session on Tuesday decided to suspend further meetings after senior government officials failed to present a report explaining the killings around the capital, Kampala.

Police say 20 women have been killed since June.

Police spokesman Asan Kasingye said Wednesday the killings are unrelated and there is no evidence yet of a serial killer. But Kasingye says police are still investigating.

Local media have reported that many of the women were sexually assaulted before being killed.