Uganda Police has offered more details about an October 23 bomb blast in Komamboga in which a waitress was killed and three others injured.
Security experts from the Bomb Squads, Joint Intelligence, Joint Anti-Terrorism units, Kampala Metropolitan, CID and Operations units are handling the investigations into the terrorist attack.
According to Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, “three men, disguised as customers arrived at the eating point, which belongs to Lule Samuel, at around 8:30pm” last Saturday evening.
The trio were friendly and even bought drinks for other people who were in bar, restaurant and pork joint.
But these would later disappear, leaving behind a package that later exploded.
“One of them was carrying a polyethene bag, containing unknown items that he placed under the table,” said Enanga.
“The suspects who appeared friendly, interacted with other customers and placed more rounds of bites and drinks for them. The They disappeared afterwards abandoning their package at the scene.”
The explosion covered a radius of five square meters, according to Enanga.
This means that whoever was within that distance was affected.
Preliminary findings on the nature of the explosive used indicate it could have been improvised.
“This [the radius of coverage] indicates that the suspects ultimately detonated the improvised explosive device,” said Enanga.
“The joint team of bomb experts, has established that the explosion was out of a crude device, assembled using local materials of nails and other metallic fragments.”