The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack that killed at least one person in Komamboga, a Kampala suburb on Saturday night. According to Reuters, the militant group said in a statement posted in an affiliated Telegram channel late on Sunday.
The group claimed that some of its members detonated an explosive device in a bar where “members and spies of the Crusader Ugandan government were gathering” in Kampala.
The bomb, packed with nails and shrapnel, targeted a pork joint on the outskirts of the capital, police said on Sunday.
Information gathered indicates that three men disguised themselves as customers, visited the restaurant, placed a polythene bag under a table, and left moments before the explosion, police said.
The explosion killed a 20-year-old waitress and injured three people, two of whom were in critical condition, police said, adding all indications suggest an act of domestic terror.
President Yoweri Museveni said the attack “seems to be a terrorist act”.
In 2010, the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab killed dozens of revelers at Kyadondo rugby grounds in a bomb attack, saying it was punishing Uganda for deploying troops in Somalia.