Police beefs up security amid Shebab threat


Army vehicles patrolling the city

Uganda Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says they have deployed and beefed up security at vital installations and institutions following a report of an impending Al Shabaab attack on Uganda.

The same report says Al Shabaab is targeting Kenya during this month of Ramadhan.

The terrorists already attacked Somalia on Sunday killing a soldier at a training ground used by intelligence officers in Mogadishu and losing their own four fighters.

In Uganda, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura, issued a fifth terror alert yesterday warning of a similar attack.

“The intelligence information we received has been backed by their attack on Somalia’s intelligence school in Mogadishu over the weekend. We are putting in place measures to ensure that the country is secure and public places are protected,” Enanga told press.

According to Kayihura, the attack was received from both Ugandan operatives in Somalia and International police informers.

In 2010, Al Shabaab carried out twin bombings in Kampala targeting the Ethiopian restaurant and Kyadondo Rugby club where football fans were watching the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain.

76 people died in the attacks.

The militants were also behind the September 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in neighbouring Kenya’s capital Nairobi which, left at least 67 dead.

Uganda and Kenya are contributors of the Amisom forces fighting Al Shabaab in Somalia.

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