Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured in two suicide bombings on Thursday in Uganda’s capital Kampala that were claimed by Somalia’s Islamic militants.
Officials said the first explosion occurred at the historic Makerere University Hospital around 7 a.m. local time when the bomber tried to get inside the facility. It caused a deadly stampede as people were rushing to get out.
Minutes later, security forces received a call about a second blast at a nearby market and the area has been sealed off. So far 12 people were reported injured, some with serious wounds.
The al-Shabab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks and a top Ugandan police official, Hamza Abbas, said the group is likely using a local refugee for the attacks.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned the “cowardly attacks,” saying the bombings are aimed at dividing the country and the Muslim community as well as disrupting the ongoing “Eko 2017 celebrations.”
More on this story from Fox News.
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