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Ugandan court further remands ten Al-Shabab terror suspects

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A Court in the Ugandan capital Kampala further remanded to prison 10 terror suspects arrested in September last year over a foiled attack in the capital.

Buganda Road Magistrate Joan Aciro adjourned the case in which nine Somali nationals, including two women and one Kenyan to Jan. 19 to allow police complete investigations.

The state prosecutor Edward Muhumuza told Court that the investigations were incomplete and that police required more time to complete the probe before the suspects are committed to High Court for the hearing of their case.

The ten are among the 19 terrorism suspects arrested on Sept. 13 at Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb in possession of substantial amounts of explosives, two suicide vests and other materials.

The ten were charged on Sept. 24 for aiding and rendering support to Al-shabab in Somalia.

Prosecution alleges that the suspects from September 2011 to September 2014 in various places of Uganda, Kenya and Somalia aided, abetted and rendered support to Al-Shabaab, knowing that this would be used for preparation and commission of terrorism contrary to section 8 of the Anti -Terrorism Act of 2002.

Since the death of the Al-shabab top leader Ahmed Godane the Ugandan security agencies have put the country under alert fearing retaliatory attacks.

Uganda provides the bulk of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia.

Al-Shabab has previously warned to attack Uganda and other troop contributing countries for deploying their forces in Somalia.

The group on July 11, 2010 carried out twin bomb attacks in Kampala killing over 80 people and leaving dozens wounded.

Source: Xinhua