Al Shabaab plans to attack Entebbe-police

Counter terrorism personnel in a recent training exercise

Counter terrorism personnel in a recent training exercise

Uganda police says terrorists are planning to attack the country’s main airport, Entebbe.

Inspector General of Police IGP Kale Kayihura had earlier said in a report that the terrorists were targeting the airport and other key government installations.

Police deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, told press in Kampala on Monday that Somali based insurgents, Al Shabaab were hatching a plan to raid the airport.

“We have received intelligence information that terrorists are targeting the airport and other key government installations,” Namaye told press at police headquarters in Naguru.

She advised the public to remain vigilant, adding that police had already deployed at the airport and nearby hot spots to prevent a tragedy from happening.

Al-Shabaab insurgents in 2010 attacked Kampala claiming the lives of 70 football fans at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, Lugogo and Ethiopian Restaurant, Kabalagala.

Uganda police between 2012 and 2015 issued 26 terror alerts to the public all of which have been associated to the Somali based Al-Shabaab terror group.

In 2014, the US Embassy in Kampala issued travel advisories based on police intelligence that there was a specific threat to attack Entebbe International Airport by an unknown group.

The militants claim to be revenging on Uganda for deploying UPDF in Somalia to fight them.


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