Uganda Intelligence Intercept Mbarara-bound Terrorists At 4am


this "sans-serif";”>Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi says the suspects are of Somali and Ethiopian origin.

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“They were travelling in a brown saloon car. Investigations are under way and more details will be availed later,” said Ssenkumbi.

He, however, noted that the suspects were heading to Mbarara district on an unknown mission.

“We arrested them at 4am after getting clues that they had sneaked into Uganda to wreak havoc. We want to establish reports that they are linked to Al Shabaab,” said Ssenkumbi.

Police on Friday released the much-awaited photo of the suspected terrorist who sneaked into Kampala last week.

Deputy Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said they are hunting down Ahmed Khalid Mueller, an Al Shabaab terrorist of German origin.

Police boss Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura yesterday appealed to all Ugandans to report the suspect to the nearest police or local authorities, saying Khalid is one of the most dangerous terrorists in the region.

He entered Uganda via a Kampala-bound- Kalita bus registration number KBF 057N.

He is believed to be hiding in Kampala preparing to wreak havoc.


Following the incident, police issued counter terrorism security measures.

Kayihura said the Uganda Police and its sister security agencies have stepped up surveillance machinery to avert any possible terror threat.

“The public is urged not to panic but remain vigilant at all times. We, therefore, call upon each and every member of the public to be aware of this threat and join the Police and other security agencies to fight and prevent its occurrence once again,” he said.

“Indeed terrorism is preventable. We must therefore take the basic security arrangements and precautionary measures at our premises and on the streets,” added Kayihura.


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