Ugandan security services have identified what they described as ”signals of a planned terror attack by ADF/ISCAP agents” in the country.
On 11 July 2010, suicide bombings were carried out against crowds watching a screening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final in Kampala, leaving scores dead.
According to a police message seen by ChimpReports, “Signals indicate that ADF/ISCAP operatives , using small arms and explosives, are planning to carry out terror attacks in Uganda.”
Militants have been robbing guns in daring attacks on security installations in Kampala and other parts of the central region in which guns have been stolen.
“The target and time (of attacks) is not yet identified,” reads the police memo dated November 22 and signed by D/SSP CK Tugume who is the acting Commissioner of Police in charge of special operations and surveillance.
“This is therefore to warn you of the same during this season of world up and in the upcoming Xmas festive season,” said Tugume in the message sent to all regional and district crime intelligence officers across Uganda.
The police commander asked intelligence officers to “follow up through with your territorial command structures.”
On 16 November, 2021 a trio of suicide bombers struck the heart of Kampala city, one detonating his vest outside Kampala Police Station and two more blowing themselves up near Parliament buildings. The attacks killed at least four other people and wounded 37 more, 27 of whom were police officers.
President Museveni blamed the attackers on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group that emerged in Uganda in the early 1990s and later fled into the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). UPDF operations in DRC have left hundreds of ADF fighters killed in recent months.
Hours after the president’s statement, the Islamic State (ISIS), which now counts the ADF’s largest faction as one of its affiliates, issued its own communiqué via its media agency Amaq, claiming the attacks as its handiwork.