Blast leaves 2 dead and 5 fighting for their lives
President Yoweri Museveni has described the terrorists behind the Komamboga bomb blast that killed two people and injured five as ‘pigs who don’t respect life’.
At least 3 people died last night after an explosion rocked Digida Pork Joint in Komamboga, Kampala. A girl, only identified as Emily, died on the spot. One other victim died on their way to hospital.
Police cordoned off the scene of last night’s explosion at Digida Pork Joint at Komamboga in Kawempe.
The bomb blast comes after UK counter terrorism police recently asked her citizens to be extremely vigilant especially in crowded and public places like hotels, transport hubs, restaurants, bars, and during major sports or religious events.
President Museveni Sunday morning confirmed the blast, branding it ‘a terrorist act: “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. It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators.”
The President added: “The Police Specialists are on the ground investigating the whole incident. They will give us more information later. They will also give guidelines on vigilance by the Public dealing with these possible terrorists.”
Museveni said: “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.”
National Police Spokesman Fred Enanga described the blast as, “The blast was an intentional act of domestic terrorism carried out by three suspects.”
Police went on to release a statement following the blast and explaining the level of damage it caused to life and property.
The Police at KMP, have responded to a serious blast which occurred on the 23.10.2021, at around 9 pm, at Digida eating point, in Kawempe Division, Kampala. One person has been fatally wounded and 7 others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries.
The scene has been cordoned off, and our joint task teams from the bomb squad called to thoroughly document the scene, to help determine whether the explosion arose out of an intentional act or not.
We ask the public to remain calm, as we establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident. Any new developments will be communicated in due course.
Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye empathized with the affected families: “Terrible for this to happen when the country is still struggling with Covid19 challenges! My thoughts and prayers go to the families of the injured and the bereaved.”
At least 74 people were killed in the twin bombings in Kampala in 2010 watching world cup final between Spain and Netherlands when terrorists planted bombs at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds and Ethiopian Restaurant at Kabalagala.
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