2 Explosion Rock Uganda’s capital, Kampala, injured 24

Kampala, Uganda — Two major explosions struck Kampala, the capital of Uganda, at the beginning of Tuesday, causing confusion and confusion as people fled from what is widely believed to be a coordinated attack.

According to witnesses, one blast was near the police station and another was on the street near the Capitol. An explosion near Congress appeared to have hit a building containing an insurance company, and subsequent fires parked the car outside. According to UBC, a national broadcaster, some lawmakers were seen evacuating from the precincts of the nearby Parliament building.

Emmanuel Ainebyona, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said in a Twitter post that at least 24 people were injured in the blast and hospitalized. Four of them were seriously injured, he said.

A witness video posted online showed a plume of white smoke rising from a blast scene near a police station.

Police did not comment immediately and it was not clear if the explosion was a bomb attack.

People are struggling to leave the city, many riding motorcycles.

Ugandan officials have warned of a series of bomb explosions in recent weeks.

On October 23, one person was killed and at least seven were injured in a restaurant on the outskirts of Kampara.

According to police, only a suicide bomber died in another explosion on a passenger bus two days later.

Security forces secured a blast scene on November 16, 2021 on a street near the Parliament Building in Kampala, Uganda. (Hajarah Nalwadda)

Even before these attacks, the British government updated Uganda’s travel recommendations, stating that militants “are very likely to attempt to carry out the attack” in this East African country.

Allied Forces, an affiliate of ISIS Terrorist group In Central Africa, he claimed responsibility for attacks on restaurants.

The group was the long-time President Yoweri Museveni, a U.S. security ally who was the first African leader to deploy peacekeeping forces in Somalia to protect the federal government from the militant group al-Shabaab. I have long opposed rule. In retaliation for the deployment of troops to Somalia in Uganda, the group launched an attack in 2010, killing at least 70 people who gathered in public places in Kampala to watch a World Cup football match.

However, the Allied forces with local roots have proven to be a more headache for Museveni.

This group was founded in the early 1990s by Ugandan Museveni who said they were on the sidelines by Museveni’s policies. At that time, rebel groups launched deadly terrorist attacks in Ugandan villages and capitals, including a 1998 attack in which 80 students were slaughtered in a frontier town near the Congolese border.

Later, a military assault in Uganda pushed the group to eastern Congo. Due to the limited control of the central government, many radical groups are free to roam.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the online activities of militant groups, reports of an alliance between the Allied Forces and ISIS first appeared in 2019.

Rodney Muhumza

Associated Press