Ugandan Police Foil Rebels’ Bomb Plot On Churches

Ugandan police prevented an Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group bomb attempt on churches Sunday around 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital Kampala, President Yoweri Museveni said.

Museveni, 79, who has controlled Uganda since 1986, claimed earlier Sunday that Ugandan soldiers had carried out air strikes against ADF sites in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

“It seems quite a number of terrorists were killed,” the president said on X, without elaborating.

Following the airstrikes, the ADF may try “to commit some random terrorist acts” in Uganda, he said.

Ugandan police reported in September that they had prevented another bomb attack on a Kampala cathedral, detaining a man accused of attempting to detonate the explosive device among worshippers.

In June, ADF militia members murdered 42 persons, including 37 students, at a high school in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It was one of Uganda’s bloodiest attacks since a twin strike in Kampala in 2010 that killed 76 people in a raid claimed by the Somali-based Islamist group al-Shabaab.

A United Nations expert group on DR Congo acknowledged in its last assessment in June that ISIS had “provided financial support to the ADF since at least 2019.”

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