Two suspected terrorists shot dead in Kampala

Saturday April 28 2018

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima. FILE PHOTO

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima. FILE PHOTO  

By Monitor Reporter


The Uganda Police Force in a joint operation with sister security agencies has early this morning conducted an operation at Usafi mosque in Kisenyi and other locations in and around Kampala, shooting dead two suspected terrorists.

Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson in a brief statement said that "a sizeable number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalization were arrested."

He added that 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," said.

Mosque raids


Last year, police raided Nakasero mosque and arrested 11 Muslims over acts of criminality. During the same month another mosque in Kiwatule was raided and 13 more Muslims including eight Indian missionaries were arrested but later, they were released with police saying they had acted on false intelligence.