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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-11-26

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Cleric among five killed by police after suicide attacks

Global Report

Authorities killed at least five people, including a Muslim cleric, accused of having ties to the extremist group responsible for suicide bombings in Kampala on 16 November. Four men were killed in a shootout near the western border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a fifth man, a cleric named Muhammad Kirevu, was killed in “a violent confrontation” at his home outside Kampala, a police spokesperson said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the explosions at two locations, in which at least four civilians were killed.

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