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Uganda’s Kampala bombings: Muslim cleric accused of jihadist links shot dead

BBC News

By Patience Atuhaire
BBC News, Kampala

November 18, 2021

Security forces in Uganda have shot dead a Muslim cleric accused of working with an armed group linked to suicide bombings in the capital Kampala.

Officials said Sheikh Muhammad Abas Kirevu had recruited for cells run by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – rebels who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

He was killed just outside Kampala.