KAMPALA (Somaliguardian) – At least two people were killed after a blast in Ugandan capital Kampala, Uganda police chief political commissiar Asan Kasingye said on Saturday.
The cause of the explosion has not been immediately apparent and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
It came days after police said the country would not increase its terror-alert threat level despite recent travel advisories by the UK and French embassies warning their citizens of a likely attack. Police spokesman told media that the threat levels would not be raised until security teams have more tangible information.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni said he had been briefed on the incient and received information that “three people came and left a package in kaveera which later on exploded”. He said the explosion “seems to be a terrorist act” and in an attempt to soothe public fears promised that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
“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,” Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni tweeted.
“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.”
At least seven people were wounded in the bomb blast which took place in Komamboga, suburb in the outskirts of the capital Kampala. Videos circulated on social media showed panicked and confused revellers illuminated by blue police lights.
Uganda’s capital, Kampala suffered bomb attacks carried out by Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab in 2010 that left dozens dead.
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