Two soldiers seriously wounded in bloody confrontation
The military high command is angry over a bloody confrontation that left two soldiers seriously wounded: one in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Armed officers of the 4th infantry battalion in Kumasi were ambushed as they attempted to flush out the illegal miners who had taken over a forest reserve.
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 commander of the 4th infantry battalion in the region Lt. Col Stephen Kwabene Pabbey confirmed to Joy News.
The military is therefore determined to deploy its full force to flush out hundreds of illegal miners in Ashanti Regional Town of Bekwai.