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6 people killed in Kampala Twin Bombings- Police

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6 people killed in Kampala Twin Bombings- Police

Uganda Police Force has confirmed that six people have died in the twin bomb blasts that went off in Kampala on Tuesday morning.

Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga says three persons were suicide bombers, while three others were victims. 33 people were also injured in the blasts that went off at the Central Police Station at 10:03 am while the other one went off at the Jubilee building on Parliamentary avenue at 10:06 am.

Enanga says that the images from CCTV cameras indicate that a man who was wearing a huge jacket carrying a backpack was seen approaching a checkpoint at CPS where he blew himself up and died instantly.

He adds that the blast also affected several people who were in the vicinity and neighboring buildings.

“When we reviewed the first pictures that came from the CCTV footage after the incident, they clearly revealed how a male adult putting on a black jacket and carrying a backpack detonated the bomb that he was carrying killing himself instantly. The spillover effect from the bomb covered a radius of about 30m from near the checkpoint up to the front desk officer at the Central Police Station” Enanga said.

Two other people were killed in the same attack, near the checkpoint at CPS. 17 people were immediately rushed to the hospital with injuries. Some of these were from the CPS and neighboring buildings.

At Parliamentary avenue, two suicide bombers who were disguising as Boda Boda riders, moving on two motorcycles also blew themselves up, dying instantly. However, one other person was killed in this blast. So far, the number of injured persons stands at 33 and five of these are in critical condition.

“Our bomb experts and a team of forensic experts are still documenting the scene because we want to come up with the actual number of victims. We are seeing a lot of bodies shuttered, legs have been scattered and there is a skull which we believe is for a suicide bomber who attacked the police station at CPS” Enanga added.

He says the bomb threats from suicide attackers are still active and members of the public must be vigilant as they are targeting all Ugandans.

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