Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Regional leaders condemn terror attacks in Kampala

Regional leaders have condemned the terrorist attacks in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, despite vowing to tame the vice.

The chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the incident, in which three People were killed and more than 30 injured and offered the help of the Continental Federation in securing the region.

Faki said the AU would be “in total solidarity with the people and the government of Uganda” if they replied looking to the incidents.

Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the executive secretary of the regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), said the group of seven member states would support Uganda “in its fight against terrorism within the framework of the rule of law and” respect for human rights.

Two different suspected related incidents self-detonated suicide bombers on two streets in Kampala on Tuesday.

Surveillance videos showed a man with a backpack walking in shortly before the explosion near the CentralPo lice station. In the second incident, CCTV footage showed two men on Bodaboda detonated a bomb near the Jubilee Insurance building on Parliament Avenue. Police said the three alleged suicide bombers were killed by the explosions.

“The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack in central Kampala,” a statement from the US mission said Uganda who also expresses condolences to families who have lost loved ones.

“United States support for the people of Uganda has been unwavering as we move towards our common goal of a safe, democratic and prosperous Uganda “

The police had not identified the attackers by name until last night, but spokesman Fred Enanga told the media they were alleged allies of the banned Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) whose leader Jamil Mukulu is in a Ugandan prison.

“It clearly shows that the radicalized groups associated with the ADF still want the We have to carry out deadly attacks on soft targets with suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices, “Enanga told a press briefing in Kampala.

Police said there could be more planned attacks.

A device was found near the central police station, where earlier in the morning the first bomb was detonated, while other devices were found in the market. All bombs were destroyed by the police.

Another fourth alleged assassin was arrested in Bwaise, a municipality in Kampala.