Uganda police issue terror alert as 1-year anniversary of last attack approaches

Posted July 7, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 2,889 views


AP ~ KAMPALA, Uganda – Ugandan police are issuing a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of the East African nation’s worst terror attack.

Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba says police have learned of “credible fresh terror threats” from Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group. She says police fear an attack between Thursday and next Tuesday. She urged citizens to be vigilant.

Al-Shabab — Somalia’s most dangerous militant group, which has ties to al-Qaida — claimed responsibility for the double suicide bomb attack in Uganda’s capital in last July during the World Cup final. The blasts killed 76 people.

Uganda is a major contributor to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which supports Somalia’s weak government in its fight against al-Shabab.


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