The Uganda Police Force has gunned down two terrorism suspects in operation in the capital, Kampala.
This development was revealed by the force’a spokesman, Emilian Kayima on Saturday morning saying a number of suspects have been arrested.
“Uganda Police Force in a joint operation with sister security agencies early this morning conducted an operation at Usafi mosque in kisenyi and other locations in and around kampala,” Kayima says in a statement.
He added, “Women and children who had been held hostage were successfully rescued. In the operation, two of the armed suspects were shot dead as they attacked the officers in the operation.”
Uganda was the target of Somalia based Al Shabab terrorists in 2010 when twin bombs claimed the lives of more than 70 people who were watching the World Cup finals.
Explaining more about the operation, Kayima said, “A sizable number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalisation were arrested,”