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Two Unexploded Devices Discovered at Scrap Metal Workshop in Kapeeka Town

Moses Ssenfuma the LC 3 Chairman of Kapeeka sub county says that its believed unexploded bombs could have been left behind by fighters of National Resistance Army during 1981-1986 or trainers at Peace Support Operations centre at Singo Military Barracks.
11 Nov 2021 17:11
UPDF Soldiers and Policemen at the scrap metal workshop where more explosive devices found

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The Uganda People’s Defense Forces and Police have recovered two more explosive devices at a scrap metal workshop in Kapeeka trading centre, Nakaseke district.

On Thursday, a bomb exploded at the Central Zone in Kapeeka trading centre killing Alfred Mandela on spot and injuring four others.  The injured have been identified Nelson Tukwasibe and Anthony Asiimwe who have been rushed to Nakaseke hospital in critical condition. The three were workers at a scrap metal workshop belonging to Robert Tumwete who is now on run following the incident.

Others were Abdulrakib Mutebi and Kevin Namagembe all residents who survived with minor injuries.

Abdulrakib Mutebi a survivor says that on Wednesday, Mandela bought the scrap metals from the unidentified village and this morning he crushed them which was a bomb before it exploded.

Mutebi added that he also sustained minor injuries after he was hit by fragments while standing about three meters from the workshop.

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Moses Ssenfuma the LCIII Chairperson of Kapeeka sub-county says that it believed the unexploded bombs could have been left behind by fighters of the National Resistance Army during 1981-1986 or trainers at Peace Support Operations centre at Singo Military Barracks.

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Bomb experts from the Peace Support Operations center at Singo Military Barracks and Policemen commanded by District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya Kashumbusha rushed to the scene.  They transferred the survivors to Nakaseke hospital for treatment and the dead body taken to the hospital’s mortuary.

The bomb experts also picked two devices that were suspected to be bombs and wrapped them in polythene bags as exhibits.

Nakaseke District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya Kashumbusha says that they have called the Bomb Squad from Kampala to carry out further investigation into the scrap metal workshop over fears that more explosives could be kept there.

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The police are also hunting for Robert Tumwete who is believed to be the owner of the workshop to aid in the investigations.

Yesterday, an explosive device flew from an unknown place and landed at the home of Sam Jjooga a resident of Nvunanwa village in Semuto sub-county where it exploded. Jjooga says that he narrowly survived death because the device exploded a few minutes after he returned to the house to take tea.

Two weeks ago, three children died in the bomb blast at Segalye village in Semuto Sub County.

The children died after the children picked the bomb which was left by NRA fighters and started to play with it before it exploded.

One child identified as Pius Kiwuwa died on the spot whereas his brother Michael Kiyingi breathed his last on reaching Nakaseke hospital and a nine-month-old baby died shortly after a failed operation.

Although the National Resistance Army war that ushered in the current government in power ended 35 years, several residents still die and others were injured after the bombs allegedly abandoned in bushes exploded in the district of Luwero and Nakaseke.