Kampala suicide blasts: Experts say regional cooperation, terrorist group research needed

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A security officer checks a passenger's bag as police officers sensitise passengers on how to be vigilant and report any suspicious material at a bus terminal in Kampala.
A security officer checks a passenger's bag as police officers sensitise passengers on how to be vigilant and report any suspicious material at a bus terminal in Kampala.
PHOTO: Badru Katumba, AFP

There is need for a full spectrum approach in dealing with the growth and operations of the Islamic State in East and Central Africa, after this week's bombings in Kampala, Uganda.

Nelleke van de Walle, Great Lakes Director at the International Crisis Group, told News24 that "regional cooperation and further research are needed to better understand and address the potential expansion of the Islamic State in East and Central Africa".

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