Two suicide bombers have struck the Ugandan capital, Kampala. In addition to the three attackers, three civilians were also killed. At least 33 people were injured. Following the attack on Tuesday, the country’s parliament was suspended and members of parliament were advised not to enter the building.
The injured are being treated at Mughalo Hospital. Police spokesman Fred Enanga said five of the injured were in critical condition. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. But Ugandan authorities have blamed militant groups for the attack. Earlier, al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab was involved in such attacks. Last month, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), another militant group linked to IS, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Fred Enanga said the first blast occurred near the central police station and the second near the country’s parliament building. Two people were killed in a suicide bombing near a police station. On the other hand, two suicide bombers on a motorcycle killed one person.
A security guard at a bank near the parliament building said: “Suddenly, the ground shook and I felt as if I had become deaf.” A journalist from the local television channel NTV Uganda said he saw two bodies lying on the street. Uganda Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasita said they would provide details about the blast later.