The Islamic State, a global terror organization had also claimed responsibility for the bombings although police still maintained that what happened was a work of domestic terror groups with links to ADF.
The Uganda Police
Force has attributed today’s twin bombings in Kampala to the Allied Democratic
Forces-ADF, a rebel force that has its base in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Just hours after the bombings that have so far claimed the lives of six people including
three suicide bombers, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the evidence they
have so far gathered points to domestic terrorism with forces closely linked to
Speaking to journalists
at the police headquarters in Naguru, Enanga said one suicide bomber died in the CPS explosion
while two others who had disguised as boda-boda riders died in the Parliamentary
In total, 33 people
have been wounded in the attacks with five in very critical condition,
according to police. Enanga explained
that there was also a fourth suicide bomber who was part of the group but
police managed to apprehend him and recovered a suicide vest.
suicide bombers died in the double bomb attacks, our CT
response teams managed to pursue a fourth suicide bomb attacker and covered him
at Bwaise. They shot and injured him and immediately after, recovered an
unexploded improvised explosive device, at his home in Nansana-Katooke. We are now pursuing other members
of the terror groups,” Enanga said.
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Today’s bombings come
less than a month after two other bombs exploded in Komamboga and along
road in a Swift Bus and killed two people. Even when police attributed
those attacks to ADF, the rebel group is yet to come out with a report on what
The Islamic State, a
global terror organization had also claimed responsibility for the bombings although
police still maintained that what happened was a work of domestic terror groups
with links to ADF.
Security in Kampala
remains very tight with counter terrorism police still combing the two explosion
sites for any evidence. Enanga called upon the people of Kampala whose
businesses have been closed to bear with the security forces as it carries on
with its duties.
“We have managed to
forestall over 150 terror attacks and Kampala remains one of the safest cities
in this region. But we call upon our people to remain vigilant because the
terror threat is still active,” Enanga said.