November 27, 2021

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Kapeeka bomb victim was scrap dealer

Security personnel at the scene

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A bomb explosion at Central Ward, in Kapeeka Sub county in Nakaseke district has claimed the life of Alfred Mandera and injured four others.

The deceased was a scrap dealer who was hitting it with a hammer before it exploded.

The incident occurred at around 9:00am in Kapeeka central ward, Kapeeka town council.

Moses Ssenfuma, the LC3 chairperson of Kapeeka sub-county says that the blast is believed to have occurred after the victims picked an explosive from an unknown place, and started crushing it for scrap.

He told URN that the victims sustained broken limbs and multiple fractures.

On Wednesday, another bomb exploded in the home of Sam Jjooga, a resident of Nvunanwa village in Semuto sub-county.

He escaped unhurt.

Two weeks ago, three children also died in Segalye village in Semuto sub-county while playing with a bomb.

It’s believed the bombs remained behind during the National Resistance Army War of 1981-1986.

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