Uganda’s Capital Kampala Hit by Twin Explosions

[Photo: BBC]

Four people have been killed in two separate explosions in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

According to witnesses, one blast was near a police station and another on a street near Parliament, with the second explosion appearing to hit a building housing an insurance company and cars parked outside.

Local media report that two bodies were recovered from the scene of an explosion near the parliament building.

A privately-owned Urban Television says two police officers were confirmed dead in the separate attack, which was targeting the main police station in the capital.

It further says the National Referral Hospital at Mulago has been overwhelmed by victims of the two blasts.

Dr. Rosemary Byanyima the deputy director of the Hospital says they have received at least 27 injured people.

Most of the patients have been stabilized and are responding well apart from seven of the victims who are in critical condition,” said Byanyima.

Kyle Spencer, the executive director of Uganda’s Internet Exchange Point says the explosions have sparked panic among many people nearby.

Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General of police Edward Ochom says the country’s security forces have begun investigations on those responsible for the attack,“What we can say is this was an attack but who is responsible is a matter that is under investigation.”

So far no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The two explosions follow a 23rd of October bomb attack at a restaurant in Kampala, in which one person was killed.

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