Terrorist attack in Uganda

This item appears on page 5 of the January 2022 issue.

Three suicide bombers in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, blew themselves up near the country’s Parliament and the city’s police headquarters on Nov. 16, killing three people and injuring more than 30. A fourth person with a suicide vest was found and arrested following the event.

Authorities blamed the Allied Democratic Forces for the attack, a militant group based in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo that has sworn allegiance to Daesh (ISIL) in recent years. Kampala police warned that more bombs were likely already in the city.