December 6, 2021

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Counterterrorism police detonates bomb in Sembabule

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By URN

Counter-Terrorism Police and the Bomb squad personnel on Wednesday rushed to Nakasagazi village, Kasongi parish in Kawanda sub-county, to retrieve a bomb that was discovered in a forest.

It is reported that children who had gone to collect firewood saw the unexploded rusty projectile which had been abandoned for some time.

The naïve youngsters took it to a butcher who chose to use it to weigh meat unaware of what it was and the danger it posed to him and other community members.

Fortunately, one of the keen residents saw it and informed the local authorities in time for immediate action.

According to Ben Lubega, the Nakasagazi LCI chairman, they right away called the police and the army to take over the situation. He explains that they did not know that such a deadly weapon existed in their community.

Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, confirmed that the bomb squad from Kampala cordoned off the area, retrieved the projectile and later detonated it from a safer area. Community members have been urged to report any suspicious objects to the authorities for safety.

He further appealed to the public to emphasize neighbourhood watch to identify and report suspicious objects and people that may cause danger to their communities.

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