Triple explosion hit Uganda capital Kampala (VIDEO)

14:29, 16 November 2021
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A double explosion occurred on Tuesday morning in the Uganda capital of Kampala, the local media reported. At least 3 people were reported dead while more than 33 were injured, including five people in critical condition.

The first explosion took place near the parliament building, the second - at the police station. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated by the police. 

"Our intelligence also indicates that these are domestic terror groups that are linked to ADF,"  police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.

It's been reported, there were three suicide bombers on the motorcycle, who had carried out the attack.

Footage on social media shows several people lying on the ground near the entrance of Central Police Station and Kampala's High Court, there is no clarity on the numbers of dead or injured at this point.

The emergency services and army cordoned off streets around the explosion and several ambulances were deployed.

Uganda state minister Kabbyanga Godfrey Baluku Kiime said on Tweeter: "There has been a bomb blast at the headquarters of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance. All of us are safe. A few colleagues were hurt by flying window glasses and debris."

It hasn’t been the first blast in recent weeks in Uganda.

On October 23, at least one person died and 7 were hospitalized following the blast at a restaurant in the Uganda capital of Kampala.

In 2014 Uganda faced a huge blast in Kampala which claimed 74 lives.