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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Kampala Twin Bomb Explosions

The Islamic State has come out to claim responsibility of the bomb attacks in Kampala on the 16th of November 2021 that killed about six people and injured many others.

ISIS affiliated Amaq News Agency reported the incident on it’s Telegram channel on Tuesday saying three fighters set out with bags loaded with explosives.

Two headed towards the Central Police Station and the third to the Parliament Building where they detonated the bombs according to ISIS.

The Police revealed that both the attacks linked the traces to the Allied democratic Force’s (ADF) which is affiliated to ISIS.

President Museveni in a statement released on Tuesday said that the injured number was from 33 to 36.

He added that three of these attackers died as they detonated the bombs while others died while resisting arrest.

He added that a total of 81 suspects have been arrested while others are on the run.

“Apart from hunting the terrorists, the country’s strategy of vigilance (alertness) is helping to minimize the damage,” Gen Museveni said.

“Therefore, the public should maintain vigilance of checking people at entry points to bus parks, hotels, churches, mosques, markets,” Museveni further said.

The two explosions rocked the City centre within three minutes apart from each other.

According to the CCTV footage released by Police, a male adult is seen carrying a back pack detonating himself at 10:03 am local time near the CPS.

This attacker died instantly.

A second explosion took place after three minutes when two suicide bombers on a motorcycle detonated themselves around Raja Chambers and Jubilee Insurance street along Parliament Avenue.

These also died instantly according to Police.

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