Twin Bomb Explosion Hit Kampala Ahead of East Africa Leaders’ Meeting

Explosions have been reported in two locations in Kampala, the capital of Uganda heightening fears among residents and commuters.

The first explosion went off at Raja Chambers, along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala. A second bomb explosion occured at the entrance of the Central Police Station, Kampala.

Although no death has been reported, many people sustained injuries and have been taken to nearby hospitals.

Viral pictures on social media indicated burning vehiclea after the explosions.

Security agents cordoned off the area as surrounding buildings, including Parliament have people evacuated. Investigations into the bomb explosion incidents are underway.

Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah was among those who were evacuated from Parliament building.
Anita Among, the deputy speaker of Parliament suspended sittings and asked legislators to remain at home.

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Leaders of East Africa, including President Uhuru Kenyatta are expected in Kampala on the invitation of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for deliberations on the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia.

Museveni called an East African bloc leaders’ meeting to be held on November 16 to discuss the conflict in Ethiopia.

The move to restore calm in Ethiopia gained momentum on Thursday as US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman landed in the country.

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