Police Confirms Seizure Of Suicide Vests And Explosives

Police Chief General Kale Kayihura.
Police Chief General Kale Kayihura.

The Uganda Police have confirmed information that suicide vests and explosives were seized during last weekend’s raid on a terror cell in the capital, Kampala.

International and local media, on Monday carried stories indicating that Police had seized substantial amounts of explosives and suicide vests in raids on a suspected Al-shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack.

According to a statement issued by the police on Monday and signed by the country’s Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura, “The joint investigative team during the process of investigation gathered information about the existence of two suicide vests from suspects arrested in the recent operation.”

Below is the full statement.

The International and local media, have today carried stories indicating that “ Police in the Ugandan Capital Kampala seized substantial amounts of explosives and suicide vests in raids on a suspected Al-shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack”. The story was attributed to the Information Minister Hon. Rose Namayanja.
It is true, that the joint investigative team during the process of investigation gathered information about the existence of two suicide vests from suspects arrested in the recent operation. This arose from the full cooperation of the suspects in the course of investigation. The investigating team is not ready to release any findings related to the suicide vests, as doing so would jeopardize investigations that are running smoothly, and the fact that they are being treated as part of the crime scene.
All materials recovered in this operation were exhibited and further subjected to the forensic experts for analysis, to help facilitate the investigations.

GEN. KALE KAYIHURA
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE
15.09.2014

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