Dec 9, 2021

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Explosions rock Ugandan capital Kampala

Two explosions rocked the Ugandan capital, Kampala, Tuesday morning, causing multiple injuries and damage to buildings.

Dr Rosemary Byanyima, deputy director of the National Referral Hospital in Mulago, said the hospital had injured at least 27 people. < / p>

“Most patients have stabilized and are responding well, except for seven of the victims who are in critical condition,” she said.

Authorities have not confirmed any deaths.

They called for vigilance and warned that there could be more bombs in the city.

Police are expected to contact the media at 1:45 p.m. EAT.

According to reports, two explosions started at the same time around 10 a.m.

The Fi The first started on Parliament Avenue and hit the Jubilee Insurance Building, which is also home The Inspector General of Government Offices is located a few meters from Parliament, while the second explosion was reported near the Kooki Towers across from the Central Police Station.

Security agents cordoned off the area as surrounding buildings, including Parliament, were evacuated.

Parliamentarian Jacob Oulanyah was one of those who evacuated from parliament buildings were acuated.

Anita Among, the deputy speaker of parliament, interrupted the sessions and asked the MPs to stay at home.

“I am asking the country to stand behind our security authorities , hey to deal with this situation and may we stand together more than ever as a country and defeat the cowards who plan evil against our people. God bless you, God bless our beautiful country, “she said in a tweet.

After the explosions, the bomb squad combed the area and surrounding buildings for other explosives.

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This is the third time in two months that there has been an explosion in Uganda.

In October, a bomb in a restaurant on the outskirts of Kampala killed at least one person.

Another drove off days later on a public bus and killed a person.

– Additional coverage from Franklin Draku