Uganda’s capital Kampala has on Tuesday November 16 been rocked with two explosions in the Central Business District.Photos and videos shared on social media showed heavy clouds of smoke and some cars burning near Jubilee Insurance along Parliamentary Avenue.
Parliament has been sealed off by security. Another explosion was reported at Kooki towers, opposite Central Police Station in Kampala.
No one has claimed responsibility of the attack yet.
The first explosion went off at city square and minutes later another one exploded at the Parliament Avenue hitting the Jubilee Insurance Building that also houses the Inspector General of Government offices.
Another explosion was reported near Kooki Towers, opposite Central Police Station. Scores of people are said to have died and several others injured in the explosions.
At Parliament, all activities for the day have been suspended, starting with committee meetings. Among asked Members of Parliament and Parliament staff to remain at home.
“I have been directed by the Rt.Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament to inform you that there will be no sitting of Parliament today. You are advised not to proceed to the precincts of Parliament as security forces are working hard to restore order around Parliament. Until you are advised otherwise, please keep at home and those in the precincts of Parliament keep calm and wait for advice on hoe to exit,” reads a statement issued by Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige.