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Jihadists Bomb Christians’ Good Friday Service – April 23rd

Morning Star News, 17 April 2023 (excerpts)

Muslim extremists exploded a fuel bomb during a church’s Good Friday night service in western Uganda on April 7.

The explosion at NABI Pentecostal church damaged part of the building, a parked car and several motorcycles.  Church security apprehended one of six suspects, Bwambale Sadadi, and turned him over to police.

“The police interrogated Bwambale, 28, who  confessed that he carried out a jihad activity for jannah [paradise] in this holy month of Ramadan as a way of serving Allah and that he will reward him in paradise.”

Area Christians were shocked.

“While members were praying, there was a loud explosion of fire that caught part of the front church with the petrol explosion while the faithful were conducting a night prayer meeting.”

Church security and members intercepted the suspects’ vehicle, a red Bajaj Boxer motorcycle.

“They were seriously pursued by the church security guard and other church members, but five other attackers managed to escape.  Bwambale was caught by security personnel who contacted the police, who responded immediately and arrested him.” 

Police were continuing to investigate as they sought the five other suspects.