EDITOR’S NOTE: Eyewitnesses have confirmed that reports of a bomb explosion near the Akamwesi Mall in Kampala on Thursday morning were false.The area is reported to be calm and business is uninterrupted by the false report..
KAMPALA: African Union (AU) on Tuesday condemned the twin bomb blasts in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, which left six people dead including three suicide bombers.
The continental body in a tweet said it stands in solidarity with the people of Uganda following the terrorist attacks on a police checkpoint and on a street with government offices Tuesday.
“I condemn in the strongest terms. Our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes for a full recovery to the injured,” said Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU Commission, in the tweet.
Police said 33 other people were injured in the attacks. The attacks, according to police, bear the hallmarks of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an affiliate of the Islamic State in central Africa.
The attacks come about three weeks after two separate blasts killed two people and injured several others in central Uganda. These attacks were blamed on the ADF