Islamic State claims responsibility for terror attack in Kampala

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The Islamic State  (IS) has Sunday night claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Komamboga,  a Kampala suburb.

The bomb explosion killed at least one person and injured three people, on  Saturday night.

According to an article by  Reuters, the militant group said in a statement that some of its members detonated an explosive device in a bar where “members and spies of the Crusader Ugandan government were gathering” in Kampala.

However, on Sunday,  the Uganda Police said the attack was a domestic terror act.

According to Police Spokesperson Uganda Police, Fred Enanga the crude devices used by the attackers were made of nails and other metallic pieces.

He said the attackers left a polythene bag behind, which later exploded killing one person and injuring three others.

President Yoweri Museveni,on Sunday, issued a statement saying the attack seemed to be a terrorist act.

” Three People Came and left a package in a kaveera which later on exploded,  killing one person and injuring five others. It seems to be a terrorist act, but we shall get the Perpetrators,” Museveni posted on his Twitter handle on Sunday Morning.

 Museveni urged Ugandans to keep calm saying security was investigating the matter to get the Perpetrators.

In 2010, the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab killed dozens of people in Kampala in a bomb attack, saying it was punishing Uganda for deploying troops in Somalia.

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