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IS claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombings in Uganda's capital Kampala

DW, 17 Nov 2021
Two blasts from suicide attacks shook the capital of the Ugandan capital Kampala on Tuesday, local witnesses said. The first explosion occurred outside a police station. The second was close to the parliamentary building but appeared to be targeting another structure housing an insurance company. The three suicide attackers as well as three other people were killed and another 33 were injured, police spokesperson Fred Enanga told Ugandan NBS Television. Later on Tuesday, "Islamic State" extremists took credit for the attack via their Amaq news agency.

Videos shared on social media showed cars engulfed in flames, large plumes of smoke and debris scattered across the street. Witnesses also reportedly saw lawmakers evacuating the area of the parliamentary building, national broadcaster UBC said. Security forces have cordoned off both scenes and Tuesday's parliamentary session was called off. Police said they had foiled another possible attack after chasing down and disarming a suspected suicide bomber.


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