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Six killed, several wounded as two explosions hit Kampala

Six killed, several wounded as two explosions hit Kampala

AT least six people have been killed, several others wounded as two explosions hit in the centre of Ugandan capital Kampala on Tuesday.

Proceedings in parliament have been called off and MPs advised not to come to the building following Tuesday's blasts.

BBC has reported that one place took place near Parliament, with the other close to the city's police headquarters.

Witnesses told the BBC of carnage at the scene, with cars ablaze and windows shattered.

 

More bombs have been found in other parts of the city, officials were quoted as saying.

The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear.

Last month, the Islamic State group said it was behind an attack on a bar in Kampala which killed a 20-year-old waitress.

Cars parked near parliament went up in flames while the explosion near the police station shattered windows.

Counter-terrorism officers were trying their best to detect any other bombs planted in the city, Uganda's National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre said.

SOURCE: BBC

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