KAMPALA — The Ugandan police on Monday issued a terror alert, warning that Somali militants Al-Shabab are planning to carry out a series of attacks in the ongoing Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that the security agencies have received credible intelligence reports indicating the plans by Al Shabab to carry out attacks in Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia during this period. The alert comes barely a day after a car bomber and gunmen attacked the Somalia National Intelligence Agency training center in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
“Yesterday [Sunday], they did it in Somalia. We suspect that they are planning to do the same here and the other countries as the holy month continues. We appeal to the public to be vigilant and cautious,” said the spokesperson.
Uganda continues to be on terror alert following threats from Al-Shabab to avenge on the East African country for sending troops to the war-ravaged Horn of African country. The East African country has contributed the bulk of troops in Somalia under the African Union Mission in Somalia since 2007. On July 11, 2010, Al-Shabab carried out twin bombings that left over 76 dead and dozens injured in the Ugandan capital Kampala.