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Blast in Uganda: one dead and seven injured

15:51, 24 October 2021
Blast in Uganda: one dead and seven injured

At least one person died and 7 were hospitalized following the blast at a restaurant in the Uganda capital of Kampala, the Uganda police reported on Twitter.


Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said that before the explosion two suspicious men came to the restaurant and left there a plastic bag. Museveni believes that it was a terror attack and he vowed to find the terrorists.

“The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life,” the President added. 

Just one week ago Britain warned Uganda of a possible attack in the African country.

Uganda has imposed a nationwide coronavirus-related curfew from 7 pm (16:00 GMT) but is not strictly followed.

No one took responsibility for the attack so far.

On October 8, ISIL* claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a police post in Kawempe.

Uganda faced a deadly attack back in 2014 as 74 people were killed in the explosion in Kampala. The blast went off while many people watched a World Football Cup Final on the public screen on the street. The suspects of the attack were members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab and sentenced to life imprisonment.

* ISIL-K is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.