At least two explosions rocked the central business district of the Ugandan capital Kampala on Friday. One of the explosions caused extensive damage, shattering windows across the city and injuring at least seven people. Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni said the attacks were “an attempt to confuse and distract,” Ugandan media reports.
“It is a politically motivated thing by unscrupulous people who want to mislead people and create misunderstanding,” he said. Police have not yet confirmed the incident and no further details are available at this time.
BREAKING: at least 2 explosions in Kampala causing damage. Shock waves heard across central city — Kasaka Wildlife Report (@KasaWReport) April 27, 2018
Video of the attacks shows a scene of panic as terrified onlookers look on from outside buildings. Police have confirmed multiple explosions, Reuters is reporting, and are on high alert across the country.
Sources confirm multiple explosions have taken place in Kampala; detentions; unconfirmed reports of casualties. Photo by Kashigye-Renne Charles Photo: Kashigye-Renne Charles
#BREAKING Photo by Kashigye-Renne Charles at scene of Kampala terror attacks in Uganda, photo by Kashigye-Renne Charles pic.twitter.com/YJ2NtLQOQr — Kasaka Wildlife Report (@KasaWReport) April 27, 2018
Uganda’s president addressed the nation before the bombings, condemning those behind the attacks and vowing to protect the country from foreign influences, vowing to “only hand the reins of government to Ugandans”.
Previously, in January, eight people were killed after a powerful blast ripped through a restaurant in Kampala.
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