According to the police, security forces killed 7 suspects and detained 106 people in operations related to the Kampala bombing.
The police said that the three suicide bombings that occurred in Kampala, the capital of Uganda last week, were related to the actions of the security department. Seven suspects were killed and 106 people were detained.
The Islamic State of ISIL (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the November 16 attack, which killed 7 people, including 3 bombers, and wounded dozens more. One of the other four victims was a policeman, and 27 of the 37 injured were also police.
“In order to combat and eliminate domestic terrorism, we have stepped up our operations. Since the beginning of these operations, a total of 106 suspects have been arrested,” police spokesman Fred Enanga said in a statement on Facebook on Monday.
The police did not provide details of how the seven suspects were killed.
In the attack last week, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a police station in the center of Kampala. Three minutes later, two other suicide bombers exploded on the road to the parliament.
The explosion set the vehicle on fire and shards of glass flew up, panicking officials and workers who fled the multistory building.
Enanga stated that the detainees “include those involved in the financing of terrorism and those involved in mobilizing and inciting vulnerable Ugandans to join the ADF. [Allied Democratic Forces],” a rebel organization.
Enanga said: “We are actively monitoring all spaces in the home and places of worship. These spaces serve as recruitment and collection centers for children who are introduced to ideological information and beliefs.”
He added that a security raid on a location in central Uganda found 22 young people suspected of being recruited to ADF by security personnel.
The ADF was established in Uganda in the 1990s and initially launched a war against the government from a base in the western part of the country.
The organization was eventually defeated and fled to the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it has been active ever since. The United Nations blamed it on the deaths of thousands of civilians.