Cape Town – Two police officers were confirmed dead and four other people were injured when two explosions hit Kampala. This is according to the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre. City Square was the first to explode. A second explosion occurred at Parliament Avenue just minutes later, striking the building which also houses the Inspector General for Government offices. A second explosion was reported close to Kooki Towers (opposite Central Police Station (CPS).
Authorities claim that more verification is being done on the number of injured. However, reports indicate that one bomb found at the transformer of Kooki Tower near CPS has been detonated. Two more explosive devices were discovered near Buganda Road court. Police counter-terrorism units “are trying their best to locate bombs”.
On October 23, an explosion went off in Komamboga, a northern suburb of the capital. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was described by police as domestic terror. Police say at least 48 suspects linked to the October 23 bomb blast have been arrested.
Updated as more details become available