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Two thugs killed in Kuria, AK47 rifle recovered

A police officer from Kuria West is nursing gun wounds after being shot by armed gangsters in Kehancha area on Thursday afternoon.

The two gangsters were shot dead during a fierce gun fight.

An AK47 rifle with several rounds of ammunition was found on the slain thugs.

Migori county police commander Joseph Nthenge said police had trailed the suspects from 6 am.

He said officers were alerted by villagers after the two suspicious men crossed over from Tanzania.

Nthenge said the injured officer is recuperating at a county hospital.

“The officer is out of danger and we wish him a quick recovery, the recovered gun will be taken through a forensic audit to help unravel crime in the region,” he said.

The gang is suspected to have planned robbery at Kehancha town.

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The two dead bodies were taken to Migori county referral hospital mortuary.

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