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Panic as police respond to another bomb scare in Kampala

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police on Monday evening confirmed that there had been a bomb scare in Kampala at Bata Bata in Namasuba along Entebbe Road.

According to Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, officers at Namasuba police station were notified after an abandoned suitcase suspected to be containing a bomb was discovered earlier in the day.

“We would like to inform the general public that today, 25/10/2021, at about 1530hrs, the police at Namasuba received information about an abandoned suit case suspected to be containing an explosive at Bata Bata, Namasuba, opposite Front Page Hotel”
An abandoned suitcase suspected to be carrying an explosive that was discovered at Batabata in Namasuba, along Entebbe Road

Owoyesigire says a team of bomb experts quickly responded and safely opened the case but only found men’s clothes.

“Our officers responded, cordoned off the scene. A team of our bomb squad experts using a sniffer dog weren’t able to detect any bomb materials inside the bag, but went on to safely blow up the bag in order to open and know the contents. Only men clothes were recovered. There were no explosives found inside.” Owoyesigyire said.

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“We want to thank the community for being vigilant as we fight the threat of terrorism,” he added.

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