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Ghana:…Illegal miners attack soldiers

Two soldiers have been seriously wounded at the 4th infantry battalion in Kumasi in a confrontation with illegal miners.

The soldiers one in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, were ambushed as they attempted to flush out the illegal miners who had taken over a forest reserve.

Lt. Col Stephen Kwabena Pabbey, Commander of the 4th infantry battalion in the region in an interview with Joy Fm in Accra said the mob managed to seize a fully loaded rifle from the soldiers as the bloody confrontation ensued, but it has been retrieved without the part containing the bullet.

The military high command is reported to be angry over confrontation therefore determined to deploy its full force to flush out hundreds of illegal miners in Ashanti Regional Town of Bekwai.

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