The Residents of Tinga in the Northern region are living in fear as two people are reported dead with a pregnant woman injured following a gun battle on Wednesday morning.

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However an eyewitness who spoke to a local radio station in Bole said the incident occurred when residents of the area engaged in a shootout with suspected armed robbers.

He narrated that a store keeper also returned fire killing two of the suspected robbers.

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This is the second time in a week armed robbery incident has been recorded in the community. The first happened a couple of days ago.

The residents have therefore called on the police to ensure they are visible in the area to prevent any further attacks.