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Monday, 5 February, 2001, 05:53 GMT
Uganda driver kills three

Police in the Ugandan capital Kampala say at least three people were killed and more than twenty injured when a truck crashed into a crowd.

A police spokesman Eric Naigambi said the driver had gone past the group, who had gathered to greet a presidential election candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, before turning around and driving straight into them.

He said the act was deliberate, but it was still unclear if it was politically motivated.

An aide to Dr Besigye, James Opoka told the BBC he viewed the incident as part of an orchestrated campaign to intimidate and harass opposition supporters. Uganda's presidential election, which is scheduled for March 6, has been marred by violence in recent days, most of it pitting Mr Besigye's supporters against those of the President, Yoweri Museveni.

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