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Daesh/ISIS claims responsibility for bombing in Ugandan capital

Twin explosions target Parliamentary Avenue, central police station

Hamza Kyeyune   | 17.11.2021
Daesh/ISIS claims responsibility for bombing in Ugandan capital Security measures are taken around the site after explosions that rocked Uganda’s capital Kampala on November 16, 2021. Six people died in twin explosions that rocked Uganda’s capital Kampala Tuesday morning, including three of the presumed suicide bombers, police officials said. Dozens were also injured in the blasts, according to police and a local hospital. ( Nicholas Kajoba - Anadolu Agency )

KAMPALA, Uganda

The Daesh/ISIS terror group late on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Uganda's capital that killed six people and injured 33.

The Daesh/ISIS-affiliated Amaq news website reported the incident on its Telegram channel.

Twin explosions rocked Kampala Tuesday morning along the Parliamentary Avenue and the central police station.

The fatalities include three suicide bombers.

Police teams managed to pursue a fourth suicide bomber and shot and injured him.

Uganda Police had earlier said the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group affiliated with Daesh/ISIS, carried out the attack.

Security across Uganda has been heightened to avert another possible attack.

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