The Ugandan police successfully prevented a bomb attack on churches orchestrated by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group, located approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from the capital city of Kampala, announced President Yoweri Museveni.
President Museveni took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to reveal that the ADF had produced two explosive devices with the intention of planting them in churches situated in Kibibi and Butambala.
Fortunately, the police received timely reports about the bombs and were able to defuse them, stated President Museveni.
The ADF has pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Earlier on the same day, President Museveni, who has governed Uganda since 1986, disclosed that Ugandan forces had conducted air strikes against ADF positions in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Although the president did not provide specific details, he mentioned that a significant number of terrorists were likely eliminated during the airstrike.
In light of the air raids, President Museveni cautioned that the ADF might resort to carrying out random acts of terrorism within Uganda.
In September, Ugandan authorities revealed their successful prevention of another bomb attack at a cathedral in Kampala, where they apprehended a suspect attempting to activate an explosive device among the worshipers.
Back in June, members of the ADF militia inflicted the loss of 42 lives, including 37 students, in a high school situated in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This particular attack ranks among the deadliest incidents in Uganda since the double assault in Kampala in 2010, which claimed the lives of 76 individuals and was claimed by the Somalia-based Islamist group, al-Shabaab.
A United Nations expert panel confirmed in their latest report in June that ISIS has been providing financial support to the ADF since at least 2019