One dead, three injured in bomb blast in Kampala

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By daily monitor

Kampala. One person died and three others were seriously injured in a ‘severe’ explosion on Saturday night at Digida pork restaurant in Komamboga, Kawempe Division, Kampala.

There was a bomb attack. Two people – a young woman and a man fatally injured and others admitted with serious injuries, ” the chief political commissioner of the police, AIGP Asan Kasingye, revealed.

President Museveni on Sunday echoed his determination to defeat the potential terrorists implicated in the act.

“The information I have is that three people came and left a package in kaveera (polythene bag) which later exploded. It appears to be a terrorist act, but we will find the perpetrators, ” Museveni said in a statement released on social media.

Some witnesses said Daily monitor that they “observed nearly three deaths”.

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Security forces rushed to the scene on October 23 after the explosion which occurred at around 9 p.m., but media coverage was limited as the armed forces cordoned off the area.

Police said investigations were already underway after the fatal incident which occurred more than two hours after the Covid-19-induced curfew at 7 p.m.

“Our bomb squad joint task forces (were) called in to thoroughly document the scene – to help determine whether the blast was intentional or not,” police said in a statement. Saturday night, further asking the public “” to remain calm while we (the police) establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident. “

On October 14, the United Kingdom (UK) warned of an impending terrorist attack in Uganda.

The East African nation last suffered a major terrorist attack on July 11, 2010 after a militant Islamist group, Al-Shabab, killed more than 75 people in a bomb blast in Kampala while that hundreds of people were watching a FIFA World Cup final match.

The public should not be afraid. We will defeat this crime as we have defeated all other crimes committed by pigs that do not respect life, ” urged Mr. Museveni.

No terrorist group had claimed responsibility for the attack at press time.



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