Ugandan Man Detained, Suspected Of Planning Bomb Attack On Church


Reports By African News says officials in Uganda said on Sunday they had foiled a bomb attack on a cathedral in the capital Kampala and arrested a man suspected of trying to activate the explosive device among worshippers. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Rubaga Miracle Centre cathedral after the man tried to enter with an explosive device, said police spokesman Patrick Onyango.

“We carried out a controlled detonation of the improvised explosive device consisting of nails, a motorbike battery, a charger and a telephone handset that was to be used in the attack,”

He told reporters outside the cathedral. He said police tracked the 28-year-old after receiving a tip about a possible attack on a place of worship, and found a bomb in his rucksack when he was arrested. Police are looking for three other men as the suspect indicated that he may have had accomplices.

The perimeter of the cathedral was cordoned off; sniffer dogs and members of bomb squads inspected the area; however, no threat was detected.

“The terrorist was a few metres from the entrance but the security forces intervened and he was arrested before he could enter the church and detonate the bomb”,

Says the evangelical pastor Robert Kayanja.

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