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Suspect held over city grenade attack

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd May 2007 03:00 AM

SECURITY is holding a man suspected of having participated in a February grenade attack that killed two people in Natete, a Kampala suburb.

By Emmy Allio

SECURITY is holding a man suspected of having participated in a February grenade attack that killed two people in Natete, a Kampala suburb.

One of the dead was identified as Lt. Issa Lubega, a former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel who was working as an operative of the Joint Anti Terrorism Task (JATT) force.

According to the head of JATT, Maj. Dominic Twesigomwe, the identity of the suspect is being kept secret “because he is helping us with the investigations.”
The victims were traveling in a four-wheel drive car, when the explosive was hurled at them. Security believes it was a stick grenade.

Twesigomwe blames the incident on ADF, a vanquished rebel group responsible for the spate of bomb attacks that hit the city in the late 1990’s and 2000.

“The suspect admitted knowing about the plan of the attack, but denied participating in the actual mission. But he knew who threw the grenade.”

“We have found out that the target was the removal of the ex-ADF officer. Their aim is to discourage traitors,” Twesigomwe said.

Suspect held over city grenade attack

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