Ugandan Police Foil Bomb Plot On Churches By Insurgents

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A bomb attack on churches in Uganda by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) insurgents has been foiled by Police on October 15, 2023.

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, who disclosed this, added that the insurgents made two bombs, which they “were planning to plant in churches in Kibibi, Butambala”.

According to his social media post, the devices “were reported to police and defused” as the ADF group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Before the incident, Museveni said Ugandan forces had successfully executed air strikes against ADF positions in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

He said, “It seems quite a number of terrorists were killed.” He revealed that ADF could attempt “to commit some random terrorist acts” in response to the airstrikes.

In September, Ugandan police said they had foiled another bomb attack on a Kampala cathedral, arresting a man suspected of trying to activate the explosive device among worshippers.

In June, ADF militia members killed 42 people including 37 students in a high school in western Uganda near the border with DR Congo.

It was one of the deadliest attacks in Uganda since the 2010 double attack in Kampala that killed 76 people in a raid claimed by the Somali-based Islamist group al-Shabaab.

In its latest report in June, a United Nations expert panel on DR Congo confirmed ISIS had “provided financial support to the ADF since at least 2019”.

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