Police have said six people died on Tuesday morning after two explosions rocked Uganda’s capital Kampala.
The two explosions that went off following one another targeted Jubilee building along parliamentary avenue and Buganda road near the Central Police Station.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday afternoon, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that preliminary investigations indicate that three of the deceased were suicide bombers responsible for the blasts.
“Our CCTV cameras have indicated that near CPS, a man dressed in black with a backpack was responsible for detonating the bomb that exploded. The suicide bomber died instantly whereas many others were rushed to hospital in critical condition,” Enanga said.
The police mouthpiece said the impact of the explosion covered a radius of 30 metres and consequently affected the counter of the Central Police Station building.
Enanga said that another explosion went off near Jubilee building along Parliamentary avenue in an incident he noted had been captured by the nearby CCT cameras.
“The two suicide bombers came riding on motorcycles disguised as boda bodas before the explosion went off,” he said.
Explaining the twin blasts, Enanga said the two bombs went off three minutes apart .
He said that a total of 33 people have been rushed to hospital after being injured by the blasts and that five of these are in critical condition.
According to footage from CCTV cameras, the suicide bomber that targeted the Central Police Station is seen pressing the detonator as he approached two police patrol vehicles parked along the road.
In the footage at parliamentary avenue, two men riding on two separate motorcycles are seen riding before the two explosions went off.
Suicide bomber arrested
The police spokesperson said that a joint security team gave a chase to one of the suicide bombers who was arrested from Bwaise and a search at his home in Nansana, Katooke, a suicide vest was recovered.
“After cordoning off the scene, our joint security teams gave a chase to a man identified as Moze who was shot and disabled . He led us to his home where we discovered a suicide vest and other bomb making materials.”
According to the police spokesperson, the latest incident show that there are still so many domestic terror cells ready to cause havoc to the country.
“The public should know that this is a collective responsibility by being vigilant to help avert the problem. As security, we will follow all the terrorists and their collaborators to have them arrested,” Enanga said.