The Uganda Police Force in a joint operation with sister security agencies early Saturday morning conducted an operation at Usafi mosque in Kisenyi and other locations in and around Kampala.
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said a sizeable number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalization were arrested.
Women and children who had been held hostage were successfully rescued.
In the operation, two of the armed suspects were shot dead as they attacked the officers in the operation.
According to Kayima, the operation resulted from an investigation lead pertaining suspects in the case of kidnapped and murdered accountant Susan Magara.
Operatives on Friday trailed a suspect to Usafi mosque were they discovered exhibits.
The suspects were found with 60 rounds of ammunition, 23 double edged machetes, a bow and a laptop.
A total of 36 suspects were arrested and detained. Police has not yet revealed the identities of those in custody.
A lot of focus has been towards arresting and eventual prosecution of suspects behind kidnaps for ransom and murders.
Focus also has been on trying to establish the motive behind these heinous crimes.
“Following credible intelligence, one of the key suspects whose name we shall not reveal now to protect the investigation of the late Suzan Magara, run to Usafi mosque in Kisenye having known that was being tracked by security agencies,” Kayima said.
He said, however, there are other suspects linked to these numerous kidnaps and murders that are highly wanted.