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Uganda president says bombing was apparent terrorist attack

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said a bombing in Kampala that left one person dead Saturday was an apparent act of terrorism, pledging to track down the perpetrators. 

“I have been briefed on the bomb incident in Kwata zone, Komamboga. The Information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in kaveera which later on exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others,” Museveni said in a series of tweets Sunday.  “It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators.”

Museveni said authorities are currently investigating the scene and will share information with the public. 

“The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life,” Museveni said in the tweet. 

Authorities previously estimated that seven other people were injured in the blast, which occurred at a restaurant called Digida Pork Joint, according to the Associated Press and Reuters. 

Kampala experienced a similar bombing attack in 2010 that killed over 70 people. 

Somalian terrorist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for that attack, saying it was retaliation for Uganda’s deployment of peacekeeping troops in their nation, the AP reported.

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