December 6, 2021

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3 dead, 33 injured in Kampala twin bombing: police blames ADF

CP Fred Enanga, Police Spokesperson

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Three people have been confirmed dead, 33 injured, and 5 in critical condition from Tuesday Kampala twin blasts.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the first deadly attack at CPS happened at exactly 10:03 AM while the second one, at Parliamentary avenue happened at 10:06 AM.

“A total of 33 people were injured and 5 of these are in critical condition, they can’t even speak,” Enanga told press at Naguru police headquarters.

In the press briefing, police also officially released CCTV footage showing how the deadly attack at Central Police Station (CPS) happened.

The suicide bomber (one with a back bag in the video) died instantly according to the force.

The fresh footages on CCTV clearly indicate how a male adult, putting on a black jacket, and carrying a back pack, detonated himself. 

He died instantly and the spillover effect caused additional injuries to police officers and other civilians who were within a radius of 30 metres.

Two suicide bombers were clearly captured, on motorcycles, disguising as bodaboda riders. 

They detonated the bombs they were carrying on themselves, that killed them instantly.

These attacks come 22 days after the last suicide bomb attack on a Swift Safaris Bus. 

It clearly shows that the ADF linked radicalized groups, still have a desire to carry out lethal attacks, on soft targets, with suicide attackers and improvised explosive devices, Enanga noted.

“These kinds of threats remain significant because IEDs and suicide bomb jackets can easily be built from common household items found in local markets, retail shops and supermarkets. Any businesses unconsciously sell these items, that are used to sell bombs, which calls for extra vigilance. Our intelligence indicates that these are domestic terror groups that are linked to ADF,” he said.

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