Security agencies have issued an alert to citizens over suspected terrorists operating in the region.
In an alert issued by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) three people suspected to be members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant(ISIS) operating in the region could enter the country with an aim of carrying out attacks.
“The under listed persons are suspected to be terrorists operating in the region and could enter Uganda to carry out attacks. Anyone with information about them should report to ISO, Police or any other security agency,” reads in part a warning by ISO released over the weekend.
The security agency has been able to display photos of three suspected terrorists but were able to identify only one Rashidi Abdul Tawab, an Afghan national (pictured in the passport above).
Security has asked the public to alert them on number 0800200009 in case any of them is sighted anywhere in the country.
The developments come barely after week when ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack in Democratic Republic of Congo.
The attack on April 16 at a Congolese army base near the border with Uganda saw over five soldiers killed.
The attack was at first thought to have been carried out by Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan terrorist group but ISIS in a statement according to the SITE Intelligence group which monitors terrorist groups, claimed responsibility saying their ‘Central Africa Province of the Caliphate ’ affiliate as the one that orchestrated the attack.
It was the first time that the Islamic State has asserted responsibility for an attack in Congo.
Uganda has once tested the wrath of terrorists in July 2010 when Al Shabaab , an affiliate group to Al Quaeda using suicide bombers targeted revellers watching the World Cup finals at Kyadondon Rugby club in Lugogo and Ethiopian village Restaurant in Kabalagala.
The twin blasts left over 74 dead and many others injured.
Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks in retaliation for the Ugandan army, UPDF’s deployment in Somalia.