Suspected bomb attack in kampala leaves atleast one dead
The explosion in Uganda occurred at a bar on Saturday night, spilling scared patrons onto the street. According to President Yoweri Museveni, suspected terrorists may have planted a package in a plastic bag.
The explosion in capital of Uganda occurred just one week after the UK government issued a warning about terrorism in Uganda.
It cautioned British citizens in the East African country, where such attacks are uncommon, that “terrorists are quite likely to attempt to carry out attacks.” It warned people to be cautious in public locations, such as restaurants and bars.
The BBC’s Patience Atuhaire reports from the scene that police have roped off the scene of the bomb – a popular spot for barbecued pork and beer in a mostly residential neighborhood on the city’s outskirts. In the midst of a massive security presence, forensic investigators are entering to gather evidence.
According to the local mayor, the community is terrified and wonders why someone would target their neighborhood.
According to eyewitnesses, two males entered the premises carrying what appeared to be a bottle in a plastic bag. However, investigators have yet to determine what type of device exploded.
Mr Museveni stated on Twitter that the bomb appeared to be a terrorist act and promised to apprehend those responsible.
I have been briefed on the bomb incident in Kwata zone, Komamboga. The Information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in kaveera which later on exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others.— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) October 24, 2021
It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators.
“The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life,” he said.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the explosion made by any group or individual. In 2010, 74 people were killed when bombs exploded near Kampala venues where football fans were viewing the World Cup final.
The attackers’ masterminds, members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab, are receiving life sentences.
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