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Suspected terrorists enter Uganda - Police

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th June 2014 02:34 PM

Police have issued a fresh terror alert in which all security agencies and members of public to keep on the lookout for anything suspicious.

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By John Semakula

KAMPALA - The Police has issued a fresh terror alert in which all security agencies and members of public have been asked to report any suspicious people and particularly suspicious Land Cruiser vehicles.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told New Vision online that four vehicles allegedly carrying terrorists are suspected to have sneaked into the country using the Kenya-Uganda border.

Enanga said they received yet-to-be-verified information from a source that the terrorists entered the country in the runup to the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations, which were marked on Tuesday.

He said suspected al-Shabaab terrorists were travelling in four Land Cruisers, two of them camouflaging as UN vehicles with registration numbers, UN 105K and UN 105KP.

The other two vehicles were reportedly carrying Kenyan number plates, including GKA 24A

Police’s Enanga said they are verifying information after failing to find proof at any of the border posts which the vehicles may have used to sneak into the country.

“We can’t rule out the possibility that terrorists entered Uganda because they may have used one of the illegal entry points on our porous borders,” he said.

He asked the public to report any suspicious Land Cruisers they may come across.

The issuing of this terror alert comes at the heels of a similar alert from the US embassy asking American citizens in Uganda to avoid public places.


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