Uganda on terror alert, 1 year after last attack

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 10:08 AM
Uganda on terror alert, 1 year after last attack

Ugandan police are issuing a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of the East African nation's worst terror attack.

Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba says police have learned of "credible fresh terror threats" from Somalia's al-Shabab militant group. She says police fear an attack between Thursday and next Tuesday. She urged citizens to be vigilant.

Al-Shabab _ Somalia's most dangerous militant group, which has ties to al-Qaida _ claimed responsibility for the double suicide bomb attack in Uganda's capital in last July during the World Cup final. The blasts killed 76 people.

Uganda is a major contributor to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which supports Somalia's weak government in its fight against al-Shabab.