Two civilians and a police officer had been killed within the blasts, police spokesperson Fred Enanga advised reporters at a information convention within the metropolis.
The ISIS-affiliated Amaq Information Company reported the incident on its Telegram channel on Tuesday, saying three fighters set out with baggage loaded with explosives. Two headed towards the Kampala Central Police Station, and the third to the parliament constructing, the place they detonated, it reported.
In a press release on Tuesday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni raised the variety of individuals injured from 33 to 36. He mentioned three attackers died whereas detonating their bombs and 7 had been killed whereas resisting arrest. A complete of 81 suspects have been arrested, Museveni mentioned.
“Aside from searching the terrorists, the nation’s technique of vigilance (alertness), helps to reduce injury,” Museveni mentioned.
“Subsequently, the general public ought to preserve vigilance of checking individuals at entry factors to bus parks, accommodations, church buildings, mosques, markets,” he added.
The 2 explosions rocked the town heart inside 5 minutes of one another. Police mentioned surveillance footage confirmed an grownup male carrying a backpack detonating himself at 10:03 a.m. native time close to the Central Police Station. Enanga mentioned the attacker died immediately.
Two individuals had been confirmed useless on the scene of the primary blast, whereas 17 others sustained essential accidents, Enanga mentioned in a press release.
Three minutes after the primary explosion, two suicide bombers on bikes had been seen detonating themselves close to Raja Chambers and Jubilee Insurance coverage Constructing alongside the central Kampala Parliament Avenue, Enanga mentioned. The 2 bombers died and the physique of a civilian was additionally discovered on the website, he added.
Enanga mentioned 33 individuals had been injured within the two blasts; 5 of them are in essential situation. The wounded are being handled on the Mulago Nationwide Referral Hospital.
Police pursued a fourth bomber, Enanga mentioned, including that two additional bombs had been recovered from his dwelling that will likely be detonated safely.
Following the bombings, police and military personnel cordoned off streets across the blast websites and restricted visitors within the metropolis.