On Saturday evening, an explosion happened at Digida pork joint in Komamboga, Kawempe Division where one person was confirmed dead while about five others were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
Security agencies led by police have been investigating the incident and some information has been gathered. However, no arrest has been made yet.
What happened according to Police
According to Police, the attack was an intentional act of domestic terror.
Police say that the facts gathered clearly indicate that 3 men, disguised as customers arrived at the eating point, which belongs to Lule Samuel, at around 8.30 pm. One of them was carrying a polyethylene bag, containing unknown items that he placed under the table.
The suspects appeared friendly, interacted with other customers, and placed more rounds of bites and drinks for them.
They disappeared afterward abandoning their package at the scene. Moments after, the explosion occurred, covering a radius of 5 square meters.
“This indicates that the suspects ultimately detonated the improvised explosive device, after leaving the scene,” says Police.
A total of 4 victims who were within the 5-meter radius were affected. The deceased has been identified as Nyinaneza Emily, a 20-year-old waitress. She succumbed to the deep injuries on her head, back, and left leg.
The number of injured persons has been lowered from 7 to 3 after all victims were thoroughly traced. The three include, Kiconco Annet, Nakitto Rose, and Ssenyonga Peter. Both Peter and Annet are still in critical condition.
“Our teams have checked on them at Mulago Hospital and we wish them quick recovery. We want to thank the first responders who evacuated the victims to the nearest medical centers,” says Police.
Police reveal that the joint team of bomb experts has established that the explosion was out of a crude device, assembled using local materials of nails and other metallic fragments.
“All indications suggest an act of domestic terror. We do greatly thank all persons who provided valuable tips that have given us good leads, towards the identity of the 3 culprits.
We continue to appeal to all members of the community to remain extra vigilant and always pay much attention, to all forms of movements and suspicious behaviors within their surroundings,” says Police.