Uganda foils major terrorist attack linked to al-Shabab

The Ugandan authorities say 19 suspects were arrested as members of a terrorist cell believed to be on the point of an imminent attack in the capital Kampala. Police seized a large amount of explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants. Uganda was on high alert for possible revenge attacks against US targets in response to the US air strike in Somalia on Sept. 2 in which al-Shabab’s leader, Abdie Godane was killed.

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