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EXCLUSIVE: Al Shabaab Threaten To Attack Kampala


order http://comeandcheck.it/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/inc/quote.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The militants said on their Twitter handle on Monday that the “6th and 7th Mujahideen squad rendezvous to their undisclosed locations in Kampala, visit Addis Ababa, and Pretoria.”

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They further revealed that more squads of extremists were being dispatched to wreak havoc in other places across Africa.

The threats come at a time security forces in Kenya, supported by Israel, US and UK, are carrying out military operations against militants holding an unknown number of hostages in Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kampala.

At least 62 people have been confirmed dead and 179 other injured in clashes between the Islamic militants and security forces at the upscale shopping complex.

UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, says security has been tightened across the country to thwart any potential terrorist threats.

In a related development, government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, said the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi has “confirmed that no Ugandan was killed at the Westgate shopping mall terror attack.”

“However, one Ugandan was slightly injured and has since returned home,” he added.

“We shall be informing you as and when we receive more information.”

Police have beefed up security at public places and major security installations in Kampala.


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