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US issues emergency terror attack warning in Uganda

26 March 2015, 08:27

Kampala - The United States embassy in Uganda issued an emergency warning to its nationals on Wednesday, saying a terrorist attack may take place soon in the capital Kampala.

"The US Embassy has received information of possible terrorist threats to locations where Westerners, including US citizens, congregate in Kampala, and that an attack may take place soon," the embassy said.

On Monday, a Ugandan police official said five madrassas across Uganda were shut down over allegations they were training students to become extremists.

Patrick Onyango, a spokesperson for police in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, said that some Islamic schools were training children to become fighters in a rebel group opposed to Uganda's government.

He said three of the schools ordered shut are located in Uganda's central region while two of them are in the east.

Police link the madrassas to the Allied Democratic Forces, a Democratic Republic of Congo-based armed group whose fugitive Ugandan leader is wanted by Interpol.

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