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Ordnance explosion kills 2 pupils, critically injures 2 others in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An explosion has killed two pupils and left two others critically injured in Omel sub county, Gulu district. Bosco Abonga, the Deputy Speaker of Omel sub county identifies the deceased as Ronald Rubangakene,12 and Morris Opiyo,13. The injured are Derrick Okello,13 and Brian Rubangakene,12. They …

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Abandoned teargas canister injures five in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five family members are nursing injuries at Mulago National Referral hospital they suffered in a tear gas explosion on Christmas eve. Although earlier police reports had indicated that the victims were injured by a suspected grenade, residents say it was a teargas canister left by …

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Police cautions Ugandans against rushing to explosion scenes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has cautioned Ugandans against rushing to suspected bomb explosion scenes. As some Ugandans mourn their relatives who perished in the Tuesday’s twin suicide bombings in Kampala, police has come out to tell Ugandans to be careful. Two bombs went off near the Kampala Central …

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Security agencies arrest suspect in Swift bus bomb explosion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint Anti-Terrorism taskforce and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence have arrested a one Yusuf Muwonge, a suspect in a recent explosion that detonated in a Swift bus in Lungala, Mpigi district last month. Muwonge had been on security’s wanted list for allegedly taking part …

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Ammonium nitrate used in Komamboga, Swift bus explosion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After a critical analysis of the two Improvised Explosive Devices-IEDs that went off last week, police and military forensic analysts have concluded that ammonium nitrate was the propellant used to provide the pressure to scatter the shrapnel that injured or caused death in both blasts. …

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Massive explosions at Beirut port blamed on explosive chemicals

Beirut, Lebanon | XINHUA |  Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said Tuesday that the explosive chemicals stored at Port of Beirut may have caused the two huge explosions that caused massive casualties and damages. The minister was quoted by al-Jadeed TV as saying that the blasts may be caused by …

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Two children, mother injured in grenade explosion

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two children and their mother are nursing injuries sustained in a grenade explosion at Kitgum–Matidi sub county in Kitgum district. The injured have been identified as Reagan Omiya, 2yrs, his brother Ivan Mwaka, 5yrs and their mother Christine Akanyo all residents of Bobi B …

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Swellings of mobile phone batteries spell danger for users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Mobile phone users should constantly watch for symptoms of malfunctioning batteries to avoid explosion. Mobile phone technicians at Carl Care Service Center, which provides technical support for tecno phones at Prism Building in Uganda, say most phones they receive for repair present with serious electrical …

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