Several suspects killed in Uganda after bombings: Police

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Police say security forces killed seven suspects and detained 106 people during operations related to the bombings in Kampala.

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Seven suspects were killed and 106 people were detained during a security services operation linked to three suicide bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala last week, police said.

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ISIL claimed responsibility for the November 16 attack, which killed seven people, including three attackers, and wounded dozens more. A police officer was also among the four others killed and 27 of the 37 injured were police officers.

“To disrupt and destroy the acts of domestic terrorism, we have intensified the operation. A total of 106 suspects have been arrested since the operation began,” police spokesman Fred Enanga said in a statement posted on Facebook on Monday.

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Police did not provide any information about how the seven suspects died.

In last week’s attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a police station in the center of Kampala. Three minutes later, two other suicide bombers detonated the roadside leading to Parliament.

Explosions set vehicles on fire, shattered glass fragments, and panicked officers and workers fled multi-storey buildings.

Enanga said those detained included “those involved in terrorist financing and the mobilization and instigation of vulnerable Ugandans in the ranks of the ADF. [Allied Democratic Forces]”A rebel group.

“We are actively monitoring all places in homes, places of worship, serving as domains and collection centers for recruitment, for children who are exposed to ideological messages and beliefs,” Ananga said.

He said 22 youths were found in a security raid at a location in central Uganda, who security personnel suspect were being groomed for recruitment into the ADF.

The ADF was established in Uganda in the 1990s and initially waged war against the government from bases in the west of the country.

The group eventually fled and fled to the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, from where it has been operating, with the United Nations blaming it for thousands of civilian deaths.

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