The police have said that a man suspected to have been part of the group that masterminded the recent bomb attacks at Komamboga and on a Swift Safaris bus along the Kampala-Masaka highway has been shot dead while allegedly trying to escape
“The Joint Counter Terror task team actively involved in the ongoing counter terror operations, found themselves in a volatile situation, after a terror suspect, jumped off a patrol vehicle and tried to escape, while being escorted to SID Kireka. The officers responded immediately and fired warning shots while commanding him to stop but all in vain, which prompted them to shoot and main. Unfortunately, the suspect succumbed to the bullet wounds at the scene around Naguru remand home,”Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said.
According to Enanga, the deceased identified as Adam Matovu, 36 is a resident of Ttula zone, Kawempe 1 ward .
The incident happened as officers returned from “a very successful cordon and search operation” in Kawempe Division, where they recovered an AK 47 gun without a serial number but with 14 rounds, a bag containing a suicide belt with suspected explosives, and an assortment bomb making materials.
“The suspected explosive was neutralized at the site, on safety grounds. The officers kept telling him to stop, but he did not adhere to their command. As we review, the shooting incident, we urge all suspects to always follow our due processes, to avoid such tragic incidents.” He said
The two incidents that saw two people including a suspected suicide bomber killed in the bomb attacks also left a couple of others injured.
Security has since blamed the attack on ADF terrorist group which operates from the volatile DRC thick forests and it is alleged that the group has sleeper cells in the country and are responsible for the attacks.
Security has since warned the public to be aware of suicide bombers as the new form of attacks used by the group.
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