Counterterrorism unit displays skills at interpolice fair

Uganda counterterrorism unit

Uganda Counter Terrorism team displayed skills and capacity during the Interpolice exhibition in Kenya.

The drills and skill display was in relation to upbeat methods of flushing out terrorists on planes and other sensitive spots by the East African police community.

Uganda counter terrorism directorate is headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police, John Ndungutse.

The counter terrorism directorate is the lead Ugandan law enforcement entity charged with investigating, disrupting and responding to terrorist incidents in Uganda.

The Elite Counter Terrorism Police is famed for tactical rescue mission of people held hostage by terrorists or such entities.


The civilian population has on several occasions commended counterterrorism for their vigilance and degree of professionalism.

The display of skills is also in commemoration of the 7 years since July 11 Kampala bombings where 84 people were killed at Kyadondo Rugby Club.

On this day in 2010, at least 86 people, many of whom were football fans watching the final of the World Cup, were killed in two separate yet coordinated Al Shabaab-claimed blasts at Kyadondo Rugby Club and the Ethiopian Village Restaurant.

A third bomb at another Kampala hangout place where hundreds of more football fans were packed failed to detonate.

In 2016, eight people were convicted on various charges including terrorism.

Five others were acquitted and days later, they were charged with fresh terrorism charges.

Ugandans on Tuesday took to social media to commiserate with those who lost loved ones and hopes for strength for those who live to tell the tales of that horrifying day.

Some were seen sharing pictures of candles to offer prayers and escort the souls of the dead to rest peacefully in heaven.



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