Ugandan military bursts terror training center in central region-Xinhua

Ugandan military bursts terror training center in central region

Source: Xinhua| 2022-06-16 23:39:30|Editor: huaxia

LUWEERO, Uganda, June 16 (Xinhua) -- The Ugandan military on Thursday burst an Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) training center in the central Ugandan district of Luweero.

The ADF is an affiliate of the Islamic State in central Africa and is also blamed for the bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala last November that left six people dead and 33 others injured. The outfit is based in the jungles of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Felix Kulayigye, Ugandan military spokesperson, said the facility had an underground tunnel whose walls were riddled with bullets holes and had punching bags.

Kulayigye said the owner of the facility was the mastermind of the two bombs in Kampala in November.

"He was arrested after the two bombings and given amnesty. Now he has abused amnesty by going back to the activities he had been doing," Kulayigye said.

The military spokesperson said more suspects were still at large and security agencies were apprehending them.

He said the suspects had bought a car which they were going to load with explosives and detonate it at a public place.

"They were assembling a bomb which would be taken by that car to a public place," Kulayigye said.