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Security forces neutralise 4 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Komamboga

Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye the spokesperson of defence forces

Joint security forces have successfully neutralized four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) discovered in a rented house in Kwata Zone, Komamboga, Kawempe division, Kampala.

The IEDs were found during the early hours of Saturday morning after vigilant locals reported suspicious individuals who had recently rented a single-room house in the area.

“The neighbors observed these strangers arriving with luggage to rent the house. They promptly alerted security, leading to immediate action and the cordoning off of the premises,” stated Brigadier Felix Kulayigye, UPDF spokesperson.

According to separate reports, the suspects had left behind their belongings in a newly rented house but never returned for sleep which left the landlord suspicious hence alerting the police.

By 7 a.m. on Saturday, various security agencies, including the Police bomb squad, Special Forces Command, JAAT, and operatives from the Defence and Intelligence Security (formerly known as CMI), led by Major General James Birungi, had assembled at the scene.

Inside the single-room house, investigators discovered a small mattress and several items, including three metallic casings containing three IEDs. A fourth IED was found in a bucket.

Additionally, three feature phones were connected to two cells, along with a pistol magazine.

Brigadier Kulayigye explained that the IEDs were interconnected in a series. The phone was intended to receive commands from the individual controlling the operation. Once triggered, the explosives would detonate sequentially.

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