An attack that killed at least one person in Uganda’s capital Kampala on Saturday night had been claimed by Islamic State, according to a statement posted on a Telegram channel affiliated with the militant group late on Sunday.
The group claimed that some of its members detonated an explosive device at a bar in Kampala where the Crusader Ugandan government was gathering.
Police said the bomb was packed with nails and shrapnel and was aimed at a pork restaurant outside the capital.
Three men dressed as customers, police say, visited the restaurant, placed a polythene bag under a table and left moments before the explosion.
A 20-year-old waitress was killed in the blast and three other people were injured, two of whom were in critical condition, the police said, adding that all indications point to a domestic terror attack.
According to President Yoweri Museveni, the attack appeared to be a terrorist attack.
The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab killed dozens of Kampala residents in a bomb attack in 2010, saying they were punishing Uganda for sending troops to Somalia.
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