Uganda attack: Man charged with terrorism over honeymoon deaths

A court in Uganda has charged a man with terrorism along with other offences over the killing last month of two tourists and their guide.

Abdul Rashid Kyoto is allegedly a commander in the Islamic State-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia.

He is accused of killing a honeymoon couple from the UK and South Africa and their Ugandan guide in an attack in a national park on 17 October.

Mr Kyoto made no comment when the charges were read out.

He will be asked to plead once the case reaches the High Court, which is where murder and terrorism trials are heard.

British citizen David Barlow, his South African wife Emmaretia Geyer and Ugandan Eric Alyai were shot dead on a visit to see the wildlife at the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Their vehicle was also burnt.

The attack was blamed on the ADF, which has a presence in western Uganda, but mostly operates in the eastern part of neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read more: BBC News