KAMPALA: Two Suspected Terrorists Shot,Several Hostages rescued
Police in Kampala has this Morning shot dead two suspected terrorists. This was in a joint operation between Ugannda Policeand her sister security agencies early this morning conducted at Usafi mosque in Kisenyi and other locations in and around Kampala.
The Police spokesperson, Emillian Kayima said that ‘a sizeable number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalization were arrested’
The terror suspects are understood to had held hostage a number of Women and children ad these were successfully rescued.
Kayima further reveals that the two of the armed suspects were shot dead as they attacked the officers in the operation. Although he didnot divulge further information on the possible terror group link of the suspects, it is suspected that they might be aligned to the Al-Qaeda linked Somali based group, the Alshabab.
The Alshabab has over the years terrorized the rgion.In 2010, The Alshabab carried out suicide bombings against crowds watching a screening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final match at two locations in Kampala, the on 11 July 2010.
The attacks left 74 dead and 71 injured. Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militia based in Somalia that has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the blasts as retaliation for Ugandan support for African Mission In Somalia.
In March 2015, the trial of 13 Kenyan, Ugandan and Tanzanian alleged perpetrators of the bombings began at the High Court of Uganda, and is still ongoing in the courts of laws.
The first bombing was carried out at the Ethiopian Village restaurant situated in the Kabalagala neighbourhood, with many of the victims foreigners. Fifteen people died in this attack.
The second attack, consisting of two explosions in quick succession, occurred at at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Nakawa, where people were watching the world cup final.