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Uganda jail break: More than 200 prisoners escape Moroto facility

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More than 200 prisoners have escaped from a jail in north-east Uganda, officials say, bringing the local town to a standstill while security forces try to track them down.Local reports say the shoot-out has brought business in Moroto to a standstill.Moroto is the biggest town in Karamoja, a restive region with a history of cattle rustling and gun violence, the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire reports from Kampala.A government disarmament program in the early 2000’s took most of the guns out of the hands of civilians, but sporadic clashes between different communities have continued to happen, our correspondent notes.

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