Crime & Investigation

Suspected Terrorists Sneak into Uganda in 'UN Cars'


pharm geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga told pharm geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Chimpreports in telephone interview on Thursday the suspected extremists crossed the border in four Land Cruiser brand vehicles with fake number plates.

“Although we are yet to independently verify this, we got the information from credible sources that the vehicles made it into Uganda on June 1st and were expected to have been carrying explosives.”

He said the vehicles carried fake license plates of Kenya and the United Nations. They were: GKA 138H, GKA 24A, UN 105K and UN 105KB.

“Once we got this information, we had to share it with all our security agents and border points, as we continue to verify it further,” he said.

He said Police will continue to search for the vehicles and suspected terrorists wherever they may be hiding in the country.

In the meantime, Enanga called for continued vigilance by the general public and to keep security agencies posted with all relevant information in case the killers carry on with their plans to attack Uganda.

The development comes high on the heels of a warning issued by the United States Embassy about intended attacks on pilgrims during the Martyrs’ Day celebrations.

Al Shabaab terrorists killed at least 79 people in 2010 as they watched World cup finals at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kampala.


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