Uganda warns of possible attack by al Shabaab

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Ugandan Police have warned of a possible attack on mosques by islamist terror group al Shabaab, and have warned the public to be vigilant.

The police said they had received intelligence information indicating that al Shabaab was planning an attack on Kampala during the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday.

Uganda has in the past issued frequent warnings of planned al Shabaab attacks since 2010 when twin bombings killed 79 people.

The islamist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying that they were in revenge for Uganda’s deployment of troops in Somalia.

Uganda’s military contingent forms the backbone of the African Union’s AMISOM peacekeeping force in Somalia which has been battling the Islamist rebels with the Somali army.

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