At least 4 people have been killed in an arson attack on a family in Ntungamo district.
The incident took place in Nyaburiza cell, Nyarutuntu Sub County in the wee hours of Monday, killing a father and his 3 children.
Police says the assailants locked the victims inside the house and used petrol to set the house on fire.
The dead have been identified as Obed Akampuriira (28) and his children Innocent Ainamatsiko (10), Peterson Natwijuka (9) and Patricia Ainembabazi (7).
Birungi Akampuriira the mother to the children survived with serious burns and has been rushed to hospital for treatment.
Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira says Akampuriira had recently been released from prison and had on several occasions been arrested in connection to robberies targeting cyclists in the area.
Kasasiira adds that the odour of petrol could be smelt in the surroundings and the assailants had abandoned a match box and a panga at the door way.
He further revealed that the assailants could be angry locals since he at one time survived a mob attack.