The Uganda Police Force has
cleared for reopening buildings around the sites of the twin bombs that exploded
in Kampala yesterday.
In a statement, Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson said
the joint counter terrorism task teams have completed documenting evidence from
the inner perimeters at the two blast sites, evidence from the motorcycles used,
and body samples for DNA of the alleged suicide bombers who died in the
“The task teams have finished
sweeping all buildings surrounding the blast sites and other vital
installations, for secondary devices, with the assistance of the canine
teams. No secondary devices were found and the surrounding buildings have
been cleared, for resumption of activities,” said Enanga.
On the victims of the
attacks, Enanga identified them as PC Kungu Amos, a police officer attached to
CPS, Basibe Ismail, who also died from the spot at CPS and Christopher Sande,
who died on the spot, from the bomb attack along Parliamentary Avenue. Other
than the three victims, three suspected bombers also died in the two attacks.
“We want to assure the families of
the deceased that we shall ensure the perpetrators behind the terror acts are
brought to book, in pursuit of justice for their loved ones,” said Enanga.
About the 37 people who were
injured in the incidents, 27 were police officers and 10 civilians. Of these,
so far 19 police officers and 05 civilians have been discharged.
“All Ugandans should know that the
terrorist threats are real, and from a known enemy, the ADF. We believe
they could be having a wider ideological motive of violence towards our
citizens and country, but we are determined to track them all down and hold
their agents, operatives and collaborators, accountable for the senseless
terrorist attacks,” added Enanga.