The terrorists invited us and we are coming for them – Museveni

A bomb specialist seen diffusing a suspected bomb strapped onto a transformer near Kooki towers in Kampala
A bomb specialist seen diffusing a suspected bomb strapped onto a transformer near Kooki towers in Kampala
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Six people including three suicide bombers were killed and 33 others injured in twin bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Tuesday, police said.
The attacks come about three weeks after two separate blasts killed two people and injured several others.
Fred Enanga, police spokesperson told reporters that three suicide bombers detonated themselves at a checkpoint at the Central Police Station and on the parliamentary avenue.
the injured were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital while counter-terrorism response teams managed to pursue a fourth suicide bomb attacker.

“They shot and injured him, and immediately after, recovered an unexploded improvised explosive device, at Nansana-Katooke, at his home, which the bomb squad were going to neutralize. We are now pursuing other members of the terror groups,” Enanga said.
He said the attacks show that there is still need to pre-empt, penetrate and prevent deadly attacks by domestic extremists in the days to come.

“For now, the bomb threats are still active, and cannot be solved in one go, which calls for the popular intelligence and vigilance of the community,” he said.
Enanga said the blasts bear the hallmarks of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an affiliate of the Islamic State in central Africa.

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala that killed three people and left several dozen wounded.
The ADF, historically a Ugandan rebel group, has been accused of killing thousands of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“It’s increasingly clear that the ADF is refocusing its attention on Uganda,” said Kristof Titeca, an expert on the group at the University of Antwerp.
“It may link with an increased influence of jihadist elements within the ADF in the last couple of years.”
In April 2019, Isis began to claim some ADF attacks on social media, presenting the group as its regional branch – the Islamic State Central Africa Province, or Iscap.
In March this year, the United States officially linked the ADF to Isis.

The ADF is considered by experts to be the bloodiest of more than 120 armed groups that roam eastern DRC, many of them a legacy of two regional wars a quarter of a century ago.
In 2010, twin bombings in Kampala targeting fans watching the World Cup final left 76 people dead, with al-Shabab claiming responsibility.
The attack was seen as revenge for Uganda sending troops to Somalia as part of an African Union mission to confront al-Shabab.
Meanwhile, Kenya Police says it has beefed up security in towns and borders after terror attacks in Uganda. It asked the public to report suspicious activities.

President speaks out

According to a press statement issued on Tuesday evening, president Museveni assured Ugandans that the terrorists will be crushed.

‘’They have exposed themselves when we are more ready for urban terrorism. They will perish.’’ He said
He added: rural terrorism was defeated in 2007 in the Semliki National Park. I am referring to the dead terrorists as manipulated victims of confusion.
‘’The real pigs are people like Nsubuga, the so called Sheikh that confused young people at Lweza. If blowing oneself up will send one to Jaanaa, let him blow himself up as an example instead of manipulating young children. Three (3) IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) have been recovered including the one of today [16th November 2021]. The terrorists invited us and we are coming for them.’’ Ssabalwanyi said.

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