Police Sacco reaches out to members hit by bombs

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KAMPALA– The Uganda Police Exodus SACCO has today given relief items to their colleagues that were affected during the November 16th, 2021 bomb attacks in Kampala where over 20 Police officers were injured in the double blasts.

A team led by board a Board Member of the SACCO, Superintendent of Police Napokoli Andrew, handed over the relief items to the DPC CPS – Kampala, Wotwali Ronald as part of SACCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

Following the terror attack on Kampala, the Islamic State came out to claim responsibility for the two deadly explosions where at least 7 people(including 3 suicide bombers) died in the incident and more than 30 were injured in the attacks.

The Police also shot and injured a fourth would-be suicide bomber in Nansana and during a search of the alleged attacker’s residence, security operatives recovered a suicide vest and other bomb-making equipment.

During a press conference last week, the Police Spokesman Fred Enanga blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ASF) an Islamist group that started an insurgency aimed at temoving Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in the 1990s.

It should be remembered that in 2017 ADF pledged allegiance to Islamic State, or ISIS who later claimed responsibility for the Tuesday’s attack and the militant group’s leadership formally recognized the ADF as one of its affiliates in July 2019.

The ADF is currently operating from the jungles of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but European security officials say it has recently become emboldened to launch high-profile attacks in Uganda and neighboring Rwanda after receiving sizable funding and technical assistance from Islamic State’s central leadership.