IS claims responsibility for deadly Kampala bombing

Ugandan police officers investigate at a crime scene following a bomblast last night in Kampala on October 24, 2021. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on October 24, 2021, that an explosion in the capital Kampala that killed one person and injured five was "a terrorist act" and vowed to hunt down those responsible. PHOTO/BADRU KATUMBA/AFP

What you need to know:

  • On October 8, IS claimed its first attack in Uganda, alleging a unit from the same Central Africa operation bombed a police post in Kampala that resulted in injuries.
  • Police said the crude bomb left underneath a table indicated the work of an unsophisticated local outfit, and played down any connection to foreign networks.

The Islamic State (IS) group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a restaurant in Uganda at the weekend that police called an 'act of domestic terrorism'.

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