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Uganda:Police intercept vehicle loaded with explosives

Storyline:National News

The Police have seized a vehicle, which was reportedly loaded with powerful explosives that were to be used in the foiled terrorist attacks in the city.
The Toyota Noah with South Sudan registration number plates was impounded from Mengo-Kisenyi on Saturday in a swift move by operatives from the Counter Terrorism unit. But details of seizure of the vehicle surfaced Tuesday.

The Police over the weekend raided what was described as a suspected Al- Shabab cell in the downtown Mengo- Kisenyi suburb that was planning a terror attack.

Nineteen suspects were arrested in the operation on Saturday. Seven more suspects were arrested on Monday.

The well-coordinated operation involved a number of security agencies under the Joint Anti-Terrorism unit.

According to the sources privy to the investigations into the foiled terrorist attack, one suspect said to have been in charge of the car was subsequently arrested on Monday in another swoop on Mengo-Kisenyi, a densely populated city suburb with a sizeable Somali community.

It was not established whether the suspect arrested in connection with the vehicle is Adan Garaar, a high ranking Al-Shabab member believed to have been coordinating the foiled attack. Garaar eluded security on Saturday.

The vehicle was by Tuesday still parked at the Police Special Investigations Division (SID) headquarters in Kireka, Wakiso district, but with the explosives removed.

Source: New vision