18 November 2009

Uganda: Terrorism Suspects Go Through Uganda,Arrested in Rwanda

Kampala — Rwanda is investigating whether four Somalis arrested last week trying to illegally cross into the country from Uganda have suspected links with Somali insurgents, Al Shabaab.

According to Sunday Times newspaper of Rwanda, the four suspects were heading to Bujumbura before they were arrested.

Rwanda Migration boss Anaclet Kalibata told Daily Monitor yesterday that Police is investigating the matter.

"The case is being handled by the Police," he said,"But what we know is that they travelled through Uganda," he added.

Investigations on

Mr Kalibata was quoted by Sunday Times saying security agencies were carrying out investigations to ascertain whether the suspects have links with Al Shabaab.

When contacted, Rwanda Police Spokesperson Eric Kayiranga, said he was in a meeting and could not talk but did not get back to Daily Monitor.

The four suspected Al Shabaab members were reportedly trying to bribe a bus conductor to get them an entry visa to Rwanda and later connect to Bujumbura.

UPDF Spokesperson, Lt. Col Felix Kulayigye, said he was not aware of the arrest of the four suspects.

The Somali insurgents have threatened to attack Uganda and Burundi, the two countries that deployed peacekeepers to support the Transitional government of President Ahmed Sharif Ahmed in Mogadishu.

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