By Ebi Kesiena
The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing on Tuesday in the Ugandan capital, Kampala that killed three people and left several dozen wounded.
IS, which said three suicide bombers took part, with one attack targeting the central Police station and another aimed at Parliament, made the claim in a statement on its Telegram channels.
According to Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, the Police foiled a third attack, recovering an improvised explosive device from the home of an alleged suicide bomber who was shot and injured, and were in pursuit of other members of the group.
Ugandan Police have blamed a “domestic terror group” linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for the attacks, an armed force active in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
In April 2019, IS began to claim some ADF attacks on social media, presenting the group as its regional branch the Islamic State Central Africa Province, or ISCAP.
“Uganda is one of the nations participating in the war against IS in Central Africa,” the IS message read.