Uganda on Thursday charged 15 people with offences including terrorism and aiding terrorism related to their alleged role in bombings across the country in October and November.
A suicide bomber in the early hours of November 16 blew himself up at the entrance of a police station in the centre of Kampala, the country’s capital. Three minutes later, two other suicide bombers detonated along a road that leads to the parliament.
In October, there was one bombing at a restaurant and another on a bus.
Those bombings killed at least seven people including the bombers and injured dozens.
Islamic State (IS), which is allied with the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), claimed responsibility for the November 16 attack and the restaurant attack.
According to a charge sheet, the 15 people, among other accusations, “intentionally and unlawfully, manufactured, delivered, placed and detonated an improvised explosive device … with intent to cause death or serious bodily injuries,” for the purposes of influencing the government or intimidating the public.
The suspects have been remanded until January 13, when they will appear in court again.