Police alongside other security agencies have Saturday morning shot dead two people who were allegedly involved in terrorism and radicalization activities, Police Spokesman Emilian Kayima has said.
The suspects were shot as they staged an offensive against security operatives who had come to arrest them.
According to Kayima, the joint operation was conducted early morning “at Usafi Mosque in Kisenyi and other locations in and around Kampala.”
The police mouthpiece said a sizeable number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalization were arrested, but he did not reveal the exact number.
The suspects had been holding a yet to be known number of women and children hostage, who have been “successfully rescued.”
The East African region have over the years battled with terrorist and rebel groups mainly from al-Shabaab, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
Kampala on the night of July 11, 2010, had the worst encounter with terrorists when at least 76 people died when terrorists linked to the al-Shabaab detonated bombs at two different places targeting people who were watching the final match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup between Netherlands and Spain.
The explosions went off at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Lugogo and Ethiopian Village restaurant in Kabalagala.
Details to follow.