Fingers pointed at al-Shabab in violent killing of Ugandan who prosecuted terror cases

March 31, 2015 11:14 AM

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KAMPALA, Uganda – Ugandan police say they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.

Patrick Onyango, a police spokesman in the Ugandan capital, said Tuesday that Joan Kagezi, who had been a prosecutor in the ongoing trial of a dozen men facing terror charges, appears to have been the victim of a targeted assassination.

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