Conflicts & War

Twin suicide blasts kill 3 in Uganda’s capital Kampala

Nairobi, Nov 16 (EFE).- Three suicide bombers were behind two blasts in the Ugandan capital of Kampala Tuesday that killed at least three and injured dozens more, police said.

One of the explosions was detonated near the central police station while another occurred near the parliament building, Ugandan police commissioner Fred Enanga told a press conference. A fourth would-be bomber was arrested, he added.

At least 33 were injured in the attack.

Enanga said security camera footage confirmed the attack was carried out by suicide bombers, who he claimed were members of the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan Islamist rebel group that mainly operates from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In recent years the group has had alleged links to the Islamic State terror organization, although United Nations experts have questioned the veracity of such claims.

The attack on Tuesday was the sixth to hit in Uganda since October 23, when two assailants detonated a bomb in a popular bar in the north of Kampala, killing one. EFE


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