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A deadly explosion in the Ugandan capital “seems like a terrorist act”: President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday that the deadly explosion in the Ugandan capital was like a terrorist act.

Ugandan explosives expert secures explosive site in Komamboga, a suburb of northern Kampala (Photo: Reuters)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday that the deadly explosion in Kampala late Saturday looked like a terrorist act.

Ugandan police chief political commissar Asan Kasingye said two people were killed late Saturday, but one was killed in an explosion in the capital.

Television station NTV reported that at least seven people were injured.

“It’s like a terrorist act,” Museveni tweeted on Sunday.

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“The information I have is that three people put their luggage in and out of Cavera. [plastic bag] It exploded later. “

There was no claim of immediate liability.

Authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The explosion occurred at the restaurant Digida Pork Joint, local media reported. A video shared on social media showed a confused drinker in a panic illuminated by blue police lights.

Bombs rarely explode in East African countries. Kampara was hit by a large-scale attack by Somali al-Shabaab in 2010, killing dozens of people. The group said it had attacked Uganda as a punishment for deploying troops to Somalia.

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A deadly explosion in the Ugandan capital “seems like a terrorist act”: President Museveni

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