The 2 explosions rocked the town heart inside half-hour of one another, in accordance with police and a journalist on the scene of one of many blasts.
One blast went off close to the Central Police Station and one other close to Parliament. The reason for the explosions was not instantly clear and no group has claimed accountability.
The primary explosion occurred at about 10 a.m. native time on Kampala’s Buganda Highway, in accordance with the journalist on the scene.
Dr. Rose Byanyima, the Deputy Government Director on the Mulago Nationwide Referral Hospital, instructed CNN the hospital has obtained 27 folks with a number of accidents from the blast on the Central Police Station.
She stated that all the sufferers have been law enforcement officials — seven ladies and 20 males — and that 19 folks have been in important situation.
Site visitors in Kampala has been severely restricted following the explosions, with authorities urging public to shut companies and depart the world.
Police and military personnel cordoned off streets across the blast web site and several other ambulances have been deployed.
Pictures on social media confirmed a number of folks mendacity on the streets close to the doorway of Central Police Station and Kampala’s Excessive Court docket.
At Parliamentary Avenue, the place the second explosion occurred, all streets have been cordoned off by safety, with legislators and parliamentary employees evacuated.