By Tom Pyman For Mailonline. More than naked prisoners are on the run in Africa, having overpowered their guard and dumped the distinctive yellow uniforms that were supposed to make them easy to spot. Forces in the country's northeast are searching for the inmates who broke into an armory, stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area after escaping jail. Flavia Byekwaso, spokeswoman for the military. A map shows where in Uganda the dramatic jailbreak took place on Wednesday afternoon. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto.
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KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan forces are searching for more than naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armory, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country's northeast. At least three people, a soldier and two of the escapees, died in the firefight, according to Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, spokeswoman for the military. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto. Shows Good Morning America. World News Tonight.
More than 200 naked inmates on run in Uganda after jailbreak
Seven out of prisoners who escaped from a jail in north-eastern Uganda have been recaptured, officials say. Some of the fugitives reportedly took off their distinctive yellow prison uniforms and fled naked into the hills to avoid detection. The army and prison officials are pursuing the escapees, who reportedly made off with 15 guns and ammunition. The prison facility, which usually has a population of more than inmates, is built on the foothills of Mount Moroto, on the edge of the town. The site has been put under lockdown as investigations into how the jailbreak happened get under way.
Three of the escapees from the prison in the remote town of Moroto, miles from Kampala, have been killed and seven detained. A senior military officer was also killed in an exchange of fire at the prison in the foothills of Mount Moroto on Wednesday afternoon. The prisoners made their escape after breaking into an armoury at the prison, where people were being held, and taking guns and ammunition before overpowering a prison warden. They are used to the bush, they know how to run. Frank Baine, a prisons service spokesman, described the jailbreak as one of the rarest cases of its kind in Uganda.