Ugandan Police Warn of Terror Attacks

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have issued a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of twin suicide bombings that killed 76 people.

A police spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities have received credible information indicating Somalia's al-Shabab militants may be planning another attack.

The spokeswoman, Judith Nabakoba, said the group could strike between Thursday and early next week. She urged the public to be extra vigilant.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for last year's attacks on a restaurant and a club in the capital, Kampala.

The group said it launched those attacks to avenge Somali civilians killed by African Union peacekeeping troops.

Ugandan troops make up the bulk of that force, which supports the Somali government.