Uganda won’t increase terror level despite UK warning

Ugandan police say the country will not heighten its terror-alert threat level despite recent travel advisories by the UK and French embassies warning their citizens of a likely attack.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists that the threat levels would not be raised until security teams have more tangible information.

He said the government has also contacted the British and French embassies to find out what specific information they had.

The UK’s travel advice, updated last week, says that “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Uganda. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.”

Uganda’s police say that counter-terror teams have thwarted several plots, both foreign and domestic, since the twin bombings in the capital, Kampala, on 11 July 2010.