Terrorist intercepted with bomb at Pastor Kayanja’s church

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Police have said they have detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been carried to Miracle Centre Cathedral in Kampala which is run by Pastor Kayanja.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the bomb was in the form of a food flask carried by one Kintu Ibrahim. Police are now in search of other 3 IEDs potential to cause a terror attack, he said.

Speaking to journalists outside the church, Pastor Kayanja said a suspected suicide bomber was intercepted before he entered the church, and police’s bomb squad was called in to conduct ‘control detonation

He thanked God for his protection, saying the bomb could have blown off the whole church.
“This guy knew what he was doing; he put a bomb in a flask to hurt people. We thank God for the protection and we thank the security agencies for their vigilance,” he said.

Mr Onyango said that the suspected terrorist had been arrested and warned that three more bombs were still in public.

“There are terrorists who are still interested in hitting us. We picked intelligence yesterday morning that places of worship would be hit and that one terrorist had been sent today. So we sent out our counterintelligence team who followed him,” he said.

He said the bomb-making team denoted the explosive, which was made up of nails, a motorcycle battery, a charger, and a mobile phone.

Onyango said they are looking for a SIM card to use in the whole process.

He said they had interrogated the 28-year-old suspect who said there were his three other colleagues who had been sent to plant bombs.

This comes after several alert messages began circulating on social media, warning about an impending attack on Uganda.
Past attacks on Uganda have been said to have been masterminded by ADF, which operates in DRC. They are said to have been behind a terror attack in Kampala in 2021 that claimed several lives and left others injured.

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