Ugandan police call for calm after blast in capital

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Ugandan police have urged the public to remain calm after an explosion in the capital Kampala on Saturday.

Fred Enanga, police spokesperson, said in a tweet as police establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident, the public should remain calm.

Enanga said police in the capital responded to a serious blast which occurred on Saturday at around 9 p.m. local time at Digida eating point.

He said one person was fatally wounded and seven others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries.

Earlier, Asan Kasingye, chief political commissar of police, said in a tweet that the blast in Komamboga left a young woman and a man fatally wounded and others admitted with serious injuries.

“The scene has been cordoned off, and our joint task teams from the bomb squad called to thoroughly document the scene, to help determine whether the explosion arose out of an intentional act or not,” the police spokesperson said.

He noted that any new developments would be communicated in due course.

The blast came days after the British and French embassies here issued a security alert to their citizens saying the country faces a terror attack.

Police on Monday called for calm, saying for now security agencies would not heighten the threat level although the concerns raised by the embassies are taken seriously.

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