S. Sudanese government recommends its citizens in Uganda avoid big gatherings.
The South Sudanese government has recommended its residents in Uganda avoid big gatherings in the aftermath of a terror assault in the city, Kampala, on Tuesday that killed at least three people and injured numerous more.
In an incident subsequently claimed by the Islamic State group, three assailants on motorcycles blew themselves up near parliament in the heart of Uganda’s capital during rush hour.
South Sudan’s deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Deng Dau Malek, told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that his government laments the tragedy in Uganda’s capital, describing it as the act of evil powers aiming on undermining a nation.
“We have received evidence that corroborates media allegations of a bomb that happened this morning in Kampala, which is a tragic tragedy.” It is the work of evil powers seeking to disrupt Uganda’s security and endanger people’s lives and safety. As a result, we recommended our embassy in Kampala to further warn our citizens in Kampala and other metropolitan areas to avoid coming to regions with huge crowds or gatherings,” he stated.
According to Uganda’s police spokesman, Fred Enanga, 33 persons were wounded in the bomb, which mostly targeted government buildings and police stations.
According to media accounts, at least 23 of those wounded in the incident were police officers.
“Two suicide bombers riding motorbikes disguised as Boda Boda riders were plainly seen on CCTV cameras.” “They detonated the explosives they were carrying on themselves, killing them instantaneously,” Enanga told reporters Tuesday in Kampala.
According to a police spokeswoman, the fourth suicide bomber was apprehended in Bwaise after being shot and incapacitated by counter-terrorism agents.
The assaults came little over a month after the most recent suicide bombing on a Swift Safaris bus, which occurred on October 25, 2021.
According to authorities, the explosions carried out by suspected domestic terrorists are related to the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) (IEDs).