IS claims that it detonated a bomb on 8 October at a police station outside Kampala, where several officers were wounded, and again on 23 October at a restaurant, where a waitress got killed.
Three days later, one other person was killed in a third explosion on a bus. Ugandan security agencies say the 23-year-old man was a ‘suicide bomber’ who had been on their list of wanted persons. President Yoweri Museveni described him as a “terrorist”.
The spate of attacks is drawing new attention to purported ties between IS and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a three-decade-old group of Ugandan insurgents operating across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A faction of the group merged with the Islamic State’s Central African Province in 2019.
The Ugandan government has long attributed high-profile assassinations to the ADF.
In August, security agencies claimed to have foiled a
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