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Blast in Ugandan capital Kampala kills one, injures five

by Meso Ejiofor
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Oyogist.com has learned that an explosion had occured in Uganda’s capital Kampala, leaving one dead and five injured.

According to President Yoweri Museveni, who said it is “a terrorist act”, he promised to hunt down those responsible.

Police said the “serious blast” occurred at about 9pm (18:00 GMT) at a popular street-side restaurant strip in Kawempe division in Kampala on Saturday.

Museveni said he had been briefed that three people “left a package” at the scene that later exploded.

He said investigators were still combing the bomb site and more details would be released later, including advice for the public in “dealing with these possible terrorists”.

The Police Specialists are on the ground investigating the whole incident. They will give us more information later. They will also give guidelines on vigilance by the Public dealing with these possible terrorists.

“It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators,” Museveni said in a Twitter post on Sunday.

“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.”

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