27 Police Officers were injured in recent twin bomb blasts – Statement.
Written by Derrick Asaba on November 18, 2021
Of the 37 injured persons during the Tuesday double bomb explosions, Police has revealed that 27 of these were police officers while 10 were civilians.
In a statement, the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that their relatives have been identified, 19 police officers and 05 civilians discharged so far and only 13 victims are still admitted but progressing well.
“We want to confirm that the 3 Ugandans who died from the bomb attacks have been identified as; PC Kungu Amos, a police officer attached to CPS, Basibe Ismail, who also died from the spot at CPS. The third victim has been identified as Christopher Sande, who died on the spot, from the bomb attack along Parliamentary Avenue,” Enanga added.
In a bid to obtain more updates surrounding the bomb blasts, the Police team of forensic experts and counter-terror experts has and is still carrying out comprehensive investigations at the two blast sites.
“We are continuing to comb through the neighbourhood with the canine teams, to ensure the area is free from any secondary devices,” Enanga asserted.
He added that the Police is transferring all damaged vehicles from the two sites to the IOV in Naguru and will thereafter open the road at Parliamentary Avenue for business to continue along that section.
All other roads have been opened as well with the stretch from CPS to Buganda road court only still the restricted section for public usage.
Enanga further noted that their Joint CT task teams have completed documenting evidence from the inner perimeters at the two blast sites, used evidence from the motorcycles and body samples for DNA.
He also said that they obtained very critical cyber leads and other digital evidence.
The two bomb blasts came 22 days after the last suicide bomb attack on a Swift Safaris Bus that was from Kampala to the western region, in which a terrorist, Muzafala but also calling himself Isaac Matovu died.
Security agencies have linked the recent terror attacks to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) radicalized groups.
These (the ADF), according to Enanga still have a desire to carry out lethal attacks on soft targets using suicide attackers and improvised explosive devices.
“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,” vowed Enanga.
Similarly, President Yoweri Museveni re-echoed the same promise to track down all elements aimed at destabilizing Uganda and urged the public to be more careful especially at entry points to crowded places.