One killed after another bomb blast in Nakaseke, four injured


Ugandan police members secure the scene of an explosion in Nakaseke

One person has died and four others injured after another bomb explosion at Kapeeka trading centre, in Nakaseke district on Thursday.

Like in recent incidents, the victims did not know the device was a bomb and were crushing it for scrap when it went off.

Mr Moses Ssenfuma, the Kapeeka sub-county chairperson, said the victims sustained broken limbs and multiple fractures.

By the time of publishing this story, the local police were still waiting for bomb experts to investigate the matter.

This comes a day after two children were injured after an ordinance exploded in Tirinyi Town Council, Kibuku District, on Wednesday evening.

The children were playing with the ordinance in a banana plantation when it exploded.

Ms Immaculate Alaso, the Bukedi North regional police spokesperson, identified the injured as Namwoyo Ivan,5, Kagoro Innocent aged 6.

On Tuesday, another explosive device went off in Kasese, injuring two children and an adult in Kogere cell Nyamwamba Division, Kasese Municipality. The adult, Jovia Musoki, 30, escaped the attack with minor injuries.

Locals allege that the children, who usually scout for scrap to sell from the vicinity, returned home last night with the metallic device they claim to have collected from a nearby UPDF training ground and dumped it in a scrap store. The device exploded moments after it was placed on the ground.

On October 29, 2021, two children died after a suspected bomb exploded at Ssegalye village, Nakaseke district.

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