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Uganda; Islamic State responsible for the bomb attack

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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack in Komamboga, Uganda.

The bomb attack killed at least one person and left scores injured in Uganda’s capital Kampala on Saturday night. The Militant group said in a statement posted in an affiliated telegram channel on Sunday night.

Explaining how the attack happened, the militant group said that some of its members detonated an explosive device in a bar.

“As reported earlier by trendstv.co.ke, the bomb packed with nails and shrapnel, targeted a pork restaurant on the outskirts of the capital,” the police said.

Reports from the police indicated that three men, posed as customers, visited the restaurant, placed a polythene bag under a table and left moments before the explosion.

The explosion killed a 20-year-old waitress and left three injured, two of whom were in critical condition. As per the police, all indications suggested an act of domestic terror.

“The attack seems to be a terrorist act,” said President Yoweri Museveni

In 2010, Somali Islamic militant group al Shabab killed dozens of people in Uganda as a retaliatory attack. They said that was a punishment to Uganda for deploying troops in Somalia.

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