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Uganda testing 2 piglets for 'terrorism-related material' after they were sneaked into Parliament

Published on Jun 21, 2014 8:19 PM
 
Two painted piglets are outside the Uganda parliament building on June 17, 2014 in Kampala. The police in Uganda said on Saturday, June 21, 2014, that they were testing two piglets for "terrorism-related material" after they were sneaked into the country's Parliament by two anti-corruption protesters. -- PHOTO: AFP

KAMPALA (AFP) - The police in Uganda said on Saturday that they were testing two piglets for "terrorism-related material" after they were sneaked into the country's Parliament by two anti-corruption protesters.

Seven police officers who were on duty outside Parliament have also been suspended over the embarrassing security breach and detained on charges of neglect of duty, police deputy spokesman Polly Namaye told AFP.

"The investigators are to test the animals for terrorism-related material. You never know, there could have been another motive other than a protest," she said. "This is a standard practice in investigations, leaving out no chances."

Uganda, which has troops in Somalia as part of the African Union force fighting Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, is currently on high alert amid fears of attacks by the militants.

 
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