Suspected bomb explosion kills two, scores injured in Kampala

0

An explosion suspected to be a bomb has reportedly killed two unidentified people in Komamboga, Kampala. This was at around 9PM (EAT) at a drinking spot known as Digida pork joint.

According to eye witness, a girl, only identified as Emily, died on the spot. Another victim, a gentleman, died while being transported to a hospital, while scores have been reported injured in the incident.

The explosion comes weeks after the UK government warned Ugandan security teams over a pending terror attack in the country.

Police is yet to comment on the matter.

UPDATED: Police issue statement on the blast

The Police at KMP, have responded to a serious blast which occurred on the 23.10.2021, at around 9 pm, at Digida eating point, Komamboga, in Kawempe Division, Kampala. One person has been fatally wounded and 7 others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries.
The scene has been cordoned off, and our joint task teams from the bomb squad called to thoroughly document the scene, to help determine whether the explosion arose out of an intentional act or not.
We ask the public to remain calm, as we establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident.
Any new developments will be communicated in due course.

CP Enanga Fred
Police Spokesperson

KAMPALA BUSINESS RADIO