- October 28, 2021
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Counter-terrorism police detonate another bomb
The Joint Security operatives have detonated a rusty bomb discovered in a bush in Sembabule district on Wednesday evening.
The rusty bomb classified as a projectile was taken by the Counter-Terrorism police to a safer place where it was detonated.
Police Counter-Terrorism and the Bomb Squad personnel responded to a distress call from residents in Nakasagazi village, Kasongi Parish in Kawanda sub-country to retrieve a bomb that was discovered in a forest.
The rusty metallic device was reportedly first discovered by children who had gone to collect firewood abandoned in the forest.
The children, who believed they had found a worthy item, carried the device to a nearby butcher to be weighed before they could sell it off as scrap in exchange for meat.
However, a suspicious local saw it and informed the local authorities in time for immediate action.
According to Ben Lubega, the Nakasagazi LCI Chairman, they promptly called the police and the army to take over the situation. He explains that they did not know that such a deadly weapon existed in their community.
Muhammad Nsubuga, confirmed that the bomb squad from Kampala cordoned off the area, retrieved the projectile and later detonated it from a safer area. Community members have been urged to report any suspicious objects to the authorities for safety.
”Police swung in action, managed to condone off the area,we got in touch with our counter-terrorism bomb squad from Kampala, who identified and ascertained that it was a rusty bomb classified as a projectile,it was taken to a safer place and detonated.We thank the community for being vigilant and the children who didn’t tamper with the rusty bomb.”he said