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Turkey condemns suicide attacks in Uganda

November 16, 2021 at 5:58 pm

Police cars destroyed by a bomb explosion in front of Central Police Station in Kampala, Uganda, on 16 November 2021 [LAWRENCE KITATTA/AFP/Getty Images]

Turkey, on Tuesday, condemned the deadly suicide attacks that hit Uganda’s capital of Kampala, Anadolu Agency reports.

“We are saddened to receive the news that suicide attacks, which were carried out today (16 November) in the capital of Uganda, Kampala, resulted in many losses of lives, including police officers, and left several people wounded,” said a Foreign Ministry statement.

It condemned the “heinous attacks” and conveyed its “condolences to the families of the deceased and the friendly Government and People of Uganda and we wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.”

At least six people were killed in twin explosions early Tuesday, including three presumed suicide bombers, according to Ugandan police officials.

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Police counter-terrorism response teams shot and injured a would-be fourth bomber after the explosions near parliament and the Central Police Station, according to police spokesman, Fred Enanga.

Police said terrorists from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)—a group active in Uganda and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo—are responsible for the attack. The US has linked the ADF with the Daesh terror group.

Police put the provisional number of injuries at 33.