Twin explosions rock Ugandan capital Kampala

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Two explosions hit Uganda’s capital Kampala early on Tuesday, with one just meters away from the main gate to the country’s parliament and the other near the city’s central police station.

“What we can say (is) this was an attack but who is responsible is a matter that is under investigation,” Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General of police Edward Ochom told AFP.

“The explosions took place near the Central Police Station and another took place near the entrance to Parliament, all in the central business district,” he said, adding that the injured had been taken to hospital.

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Several vehicles near the explosion sites were torched in the blasts, with firefighters, bomb squads, and several security agencies working to secure the perimeter.

Ambulances have been moving in and out of the scene, though the number of casualties remains unclear.

In the last coup of weeks, at least four bombs exploded in different parts of Uganda.

The Daesh terror group, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for one of the attacks, though President Yoweri Museveni has said the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group was responsible.

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