US condemns terror attacks on Uganda

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By Mmeeme Leticia Luwenze,

KAMPALA:

The United States has condemned continued terror attacks on Uganda pledging unwavering support to Ugandans.

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On Tuesday, there were two explosions in Kampala one at Raja Chambers, along Parliament Avenue, just a few meters from parliament’s main gate and another at the Central Police Station (CPS).

At least six people were confirmed dead including three suicide bombers and 33 others, 23 of whom are police officers have been severely injured and admitted to Mulago hospital.

The US mission to Uganda, through its official Twitter account, has extended its deepest condolences to the families of those who have been killed in the explosions and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

According to the message, the US says its support for the Ugandan people is unwavering as they work toward their shared goal of a secure, democratic, and prosperous Uganda.

The US has also issued a security alert to its officials to avoid crowds, keep a low profile, monitor local media for updates, notify friends and family of their safety as well as have their up-to-date travel documents easily accessible.

In related stories, the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama has extended her heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and injured Ugandans following the twin explosions that happened in Kampala this morning.

She made the remarks this afternoon at the opening of the 3-day National HIV/AIDS scientific meeting featuring the 14th annual joint AIDS review and Philly Lutaaya memorial lecture in Kampala.

Nakadama said it was a pity that such terror attacks come at a time when the country is still battling the deadly pandemic of Covid-19 and the HIV/AIDS scourge which have led to the deaths of many people.

She has expressed the government’s commitment and ability to handle the rising terror incidents in the country, encouraging Ugandans to stay very vigilant as the government fulfils its responsibility of protecting them.

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