Uganda police say they have registered a case of “attempted murder” and “suicide by shooting” after a 47-year-old officer is thought to have “shot several bullets into the room” of his boss and then turned the gun on himself.

The incident took place during the early hours of Wednesday at Makokoto police post in Kassanda district in central Uganda.

The scene of crime has been visited and documented by our task team”, Ugandan police tweeted.

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A police spokesperson has warned that Uganda has seen three cases of shootings involving police and security operatives in the space of one week, according to Uganda’s Monitor news site.

In response to the violence the country’s Internal Security Organisation is offering officers further training on gun handling, the Monitor reports..