Bomb blast wounds 4 kids in Mubende

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Four children are reported injured after an explosive object exploded in Mubende district.

The incident happened in Kikona-Kyabatagi village in Mubende Municipality on Sunday leaving four children; Tadeo Katongole, Regan Sempijja, Lydia Mukisa and Lillian Nabakooza injured.

The children who belong to Sgt. Charles Kakooza who is attached to Mubende Army Causality Rehabilitation Centre are currently admitted at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.

Mubende District Police Commander, Patrick Byaruhanga, told Daily Monitor the metallic object might be one of the various weapons that were abandoned during the past wars in the 80’s.

He said the fire in the kitchen could have heated the object leading to an explosion.

In January 2017, six children were injured by a grenade in Pader District.

In 2013, two children in the same district also died in a grenade explosion.