Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned on Sunday a deadly blast in the capital Kampala which killed one person and injured five.
The blast” occurred at around 9 pm (1800 GMT) on Saturday at grilled pork joint in Komamboga, a northern Kampala suburb popular with roadside diners, according to the police’s statement.
Museveni stated that he had been briefed on the incident, calling the explosion “a terrorist act” and vowed to hunt down those responsible.
“It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators,” Museveni said in a Twitter post on Sunday.
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.
It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) October 24, 2021
He said investigators were still combing the bomb site and more details would be released later, including advice for the public about “dealing with these possible terrorists”.
“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,” the president said.
The massive blast occurred about two hours after the start of a nationwide dusk-to-dawn coronavirus curfew.
Security forces rushed to the scene, which was cordoned off as the bomb squad picked through the site.