Uganda’s President Says Deadly Blast Likely a Terrorist Act

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Police unafraid  a roadworthy  starring  to the country   of an detonation  successful  the Komamboga suburb of the superior  Kampala, Uganda, connected  Oct. 24, 2021. (Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

Police unafraid a roadworthy starring to the country of an detonation successful the Komamboga suburb of the superior Kampala, Uganda, connected Oct. 24, 2021. (Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

KAMPALA, Uganda—An detonation astatine an eatery successful Uganda’s superior was an evident violent act, President Yoweri Museveni said connected Sunday.

Museveni said 3 radical entered the eatery successful a suburb of Kampala connected Saturday evening and near a integrative container whose contents aboriginal exploded.

He provided nary much details successful a bid of Twitter posts but vowed to “get the perpetrators.”

Police said successful a connection that astatine slightest 1 idiosyncratic had died and 7 others were injured successful the blast.

The eatery is simply a usually engaged place, frequented by commuters.

Police, who person sealed disconnected the scene, said a weaponry squad is investigating the explosion, which for galore revived achy memories of a deadly bombing successful 2010 that killed implicit 70 radical successful Kampala. That onslaught was carried retired by members of the Somali violent radical al-Shabaab, which said it was retaliating against Uganda’s deployment of peacekeeping troops to the Horn of Africa nation.

There haven’t been akin blasts successful caller years, and Uganda is comparatively peaceful.

But the UK authorities updated its Uganda question advisory earlier successful October to accidental extremists “are precise apt to effort to transportation retired attacks” successful this East African country.

“Attacks could beryllium indiscriminate, including successful places visited by foreigners,” that advisory says.

Museveni, who has held powerfulness since 1986, is simply a U.S. state connected determination security. He was re-elected successful January successful polls the absorption said were neither escaped nor fair.

By Rodney Muhumuza

The Associated Press

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