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Police Clears Buildings Near Bomb Blast Sites To Resume Operations

The Uganda Police Force has cleared for reopening buildings around the sites of the twin bombs that exploded in Kampala yesterday.

In a statement, Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson said the joint counter terrorism task teams have completed documenting evidence from the inner perimeters at the two blast sites, evidence from the motorcycles used, and body samples for DNA of the alleged suicide bombers who died in the explosions.

“The task teams have finished sweeping all buildings surrounding the blast sites and other vital installations, for secondary devices, with the assistance of the canine teams. No secondary devices were found and the surrounding buildings have been cleared, for resumption of activities,” said Enanga.

On the victims of the attacks, Enanga identified them as PC Kungu Amos, a police officer attached to CPS, Basibe Ismail, who also died from the spot at CPS and Christopher Sande, who died on the spot, from the bomb attack along Parliamentary Avenue. Other than the three victims, three suspected bombers also died in the two attacks.

“We want to assure the families of the deceased that we shall ensure the perpetrators behind the terror acts are brought to book, in pursuit of justice for their loved ones,” said Enanga. About the 37 people who were injured in the incidents, 27 were police officers and 10 civilians. Of these, so far 19 police officers and 05 civilians have been discharged.

“All Ugandans should know that the terrorist threats are real, and from a known enemy, the ADF. We believe they could be having a wider ideological motive of violence towards our citizens and country, but we are determined to track them all down and hold their agents, operatives and collaborators, accountable for the senseless terrorist attacks,” added Enanga.

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