Kenya shopping mall attack: Uganda steps up security after Nairobi attack
Monday 23 September 2013
Uganda, which like Kenya has sent troops to fight Islamist militants in Somalia, said on Monday it had stepped up security after the raid in Nairobi.
The last big attack by Somalia’s al-Shabaab, which has claimed responsibility for the Nairobi attack, was a double bombing in Uganda in 2010, targeting people watching the football World Cup final on television in Kampala, killing 77 people.
“We have generally stepped up security across the board in terms of streamlining border security so that we plug all the loopholes at entry points that could be potentially exploited by these characters,” Lt-Col Paddy Ankunda, a Ugandan army spokesman, said when asked about his country’s response.
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