Ugandan Capital Hit By Twin Blasts In 'attack' Injuring Two Dozen
Two explosions hit Uganda's capital Kampala on Tuesday, injuring about two dozen people in what police termed an attack on the city, the latest in a string of blasts targeting the country
Kampala, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Nov, 2021 ) :Two explosions hit Uganda's capital Kampala on Tuesday, injuring about two dozen people in what police termed an attack on the city, the latest in a string of blasts targeting the country.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
David Nuwamanya, the hospital's principal administrator, told AFP that 27 people, all adults, had been admitted following the explosions.
Health ministry spokesman Ainebyoona Emmanuel said on Twitter that four people were in critical condition.
"Following the unfortunate and cowardly act of terrorism, our health workers are working around the clock to save lives of those injured," he said.
Police said last month both those attacks were connected and were carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group active in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that the US has linked to the Islamic State group.
Uganda has also blamed the group for a foiled bomb attack in August on the funeral of army commander Major General Paul Lokech, nicknamed the "Lion of Mogadishu" after leading a major offensive against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.
The authorities have not yet confirmed any fatalities.
"Everybody is evacuating office buildings and the buildings are locking up and not letting anybody inside." Parliament cancelled its Tuesday session following the attacks, asking members to avoid the area "as security forces are working hard to restore order".
The premises were put under tight security, with heavily armed soldiers securing the area as forensics officers in white overalls inspected the blast site for clues.
The ADF, historically a Ugandan rebel group, has been accused of killing thousands of civilians in eastern DRC.
The ADF is considered by experts to be the bloodiest of more than 120 armed groups that roam eastern DRC, many of them a legacy of two regional wars a quarter-century ago.
The DRC's Catholic Church says the ADF has killed around 6,000 civilians since 2013, while a respected monitor, the Kivu Security Tracker (KST), blames it for more than 1,200 deaths in the Beni area alone since 2017.