Kampala Under Terror Watch: Police, Army Deployed

Policemen and UPDF soldiers have been heavily deployed downtown.
Policemen and UPDF soldiers have been heavily deployed downtown.

The Uganda police and heavily armed Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers have been deployed in the Ugandan capital, Kampala following reports that terrorists are hiding in the city.

A local TV station is reporting that despite the heavy deployment of police and the army downtown,business is moving on as usual,and there is calm in the city.

The deployment follows a series of terror threats issued by elements vowing to attack the east African country.

It should be recalled that in 2010, Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab suicide bombers hit Kampala on July 11, 2010 killing 74 people watching the World Cup final at two different venues.

The bombs went off simultaneously on July 11th 2010 at Kyadondo rugby grounds along Jinja road and the Ethiopian Village restaurant in Kabalagala.

Uganda contributes the lions share of troops under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) that are currently battling the AL Qaeda linked Islamist group.

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