Mpigi, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | At least one person died and several injured on Monday 25, October 2021 in an explosion on a passenger bus at Lungala along the Kampala-Masaka highway, police said, two days after a deadly attack in the Ugandan capital claimed by ISIL (ISIS).
Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said bomb specialists were sent to Lungala following a deadly explosion on a passenger bus belonging to the firm Swift Safaris Limited around 5pm.
The Uganda Police Force issued a correction saying that one person had been killed in the attack, after Enanga said in a statement that two people had died.
The remaining 37 other passengers were safe plus the driver. The Police are investigating whether the person blown up was the one carrying the bomb.
“The scene has been cordoned off pending a thorough assessment and investigation by the bomb experts. We shall periodically give updates surrounding the incident,” Enanga said, adding that wounded people were being evacuated from the area.
The incident involving the bus registration number UAU 989T took place at around 5:20 pm. The bus was heading to Bushenyi.
Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Spokesperson says that among the injured is Kityo Mwanga, the Regional Police Commander -RPC for Greater Bushenyi.
She says that they are yet to establish what exploded.
“We need to investigate what exploded, we have secured the scene and investigations are on-going,” she said.
A team of bomb experts have been dispatched to Lungala, along the Kampala-Masaka highway, after the deadly explosion. The bus was traveling from Kampala to Bushenyi.
President Yoweri Museveni in a tweet said the “hunt” for the perpetrators was continuing and that the “clues are clear and plenty.”
On Saturday night, an explosion occurred at a small eatery Georon next to the famous Digida Pork joint in Komamboga. The explosion reportedly one person dead and three injured, which police called an “act of domestic terror” and for which the ISIL group claimed responsibility.
President Museveni described Saturday’s explosion as an apparent “terrorist” act.
Mr Museveni said three people entered the eatery where pork is grilled and left a plastic bag with contents that later exploded.
Uganda Police Force have not announced any arrests.