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Somalia condemns Kampala twin attacks

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali government has condemned twin explosions in Ugandan capital, Kampala, which claimed lives of three people and wounded more than 33 others.

On Tuesday man wearing a black jacket and carrying a backpack detonated himself blew himself up near the checkpoint to the Central Police Station.

The second one occurred three minutes later along Parliament Avenue. Two suicide bombers who were riding on motorcycles detonated themselves.

The blasts killed three people and wounded 33 others. The injured were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

A fourth suicide bomber was arrested and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered at his home in Nansana village.

The responsibility for the attacks were claimed by ISIS.

In a statement through its foreign affairs ministry, Somalia affirmed that it stands united with the friendly Ugandan government and people in confronting all terrorist activities.

Somalia said that such attacks undermine the security, stability, well-being, and development of the country.

The horn of African nation has asked African countries to make an organised and deliberate effort to confront terrorism in thought and organisation, saying it is also a victim of such attacks.

“Somalia, as a victim of similar terrorist attacks, extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery,” the statement by the ministry said.

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