Seven suspects were killed and 106 people detained by Uganda’s security services during investigations to links of last week’s Kampala three suicide bombings, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement posted on Facebook on Monday.
“To disrupt and dismantle acts of domestic terrorism, we have intensified operations. Since these operations began, a total of 106 suspects have been arrested,” Enanga said.
The explosions at the entrance of a police station in the centre of Kampala and along a road that leads to the parliament killed seven people, including the three bombers, and injured dozens more. One police officer was among the four others killed and 27 of the 37 wounded were also police officers.
ISIL (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the November 16 attack.
Enanga said those detained “included those who were involved in terrorist financing and persons who were involved in mobilisation and incitement of vulnerable Ugandans into the ranks of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces),” a rebel group.
“We are actively monitoring all spaces in homes, places of worship, which are acting as domains for recruitment and as collection centres, for children who are introduced to ideological messages and beliefs,” Enanga said.
A security raid on a location in central Uganda had found 22 young people who security personnel suspects were being prepared for recruitment into the ADF, he added.