Police Hunts For Suspected Terrorists

Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson
Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson

Police are hunting for an unknown number of suspected terrorists believed to have crossed into Uganda from Kenya.

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson says that they received information that the suspected terrorists entered Uganda on June 1st in four Kenyan registered land cruises loaded with explosives.

The vehicle registration numbers are GKA 138H, GKA 24A, UN 105K and UN 105N.

However, Enanga says the number plates could be fake. He says a special anti terrorism squad has been dispatched and all police Units have been advised to impound the vehicle and apprehend the occupants whenever they are sighted.

It is suspected that the terrorists crossed into Uganda to target pilgrim during the martyrs’ day celebration at Namugongo on June 3 but changed their plan because of heightened security. At least 40,000 security personnel were deployed at Namugongo to prevent any attack.

Since the start of this year, police have issued several terror alerts urging Ugandans to be vigilant and be cautious of their safety in schools, worship centres, traffic jams, fuel stations and concerts.

Meanwhile the US Embassy in Kampala has issued a cautious reminder to its citizens to be on the high alert during the screening of the 2014 World Cup, which begins on June 12 and ends in July 13. The US Embassy also reminded U.S. citizens of the continued threat of potential terrorist attacks in the country.

A statement from the embassy says targets for these attacks include hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, diplomatic missions, transportation hubs, religious institutions, government offices, or public transportation. In 2010, more than 70 people including a US citizen were killed and several other injured in twin bombings at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian village restaurant in Kabalagala in Kampala during the world cup final match.

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