At least two kids have died in a bomb explosion in Nakaseke, about 57 kilometers from Kampala.
AIGP Asan Kasingye tweeted: “A jackfruit-like explosive given to children in Ssegalye village, Semuto sub-county, Nakaseke district, instantly kills Kiwuuwa Pathias a physically handicapped child & Kiyingi Michael 14, who were playing together with another child Odong.”
The incident comes hardly a week after two bomb explosions in Komamboga, Kampala and Mpigi district killed two people and injured several others.
Kasingye didn’t provide particulars of the person who handed the explosive to the children.
Officials said police would soon release more details about the incident.
While Uganda declared itself landmine-free in 2012, there are still undiscovered explosives and munitions in fields and forests especially in Nakaseke and Luwero – the legacy of decades of civil war and conflict.
People who find these objects often don’t know what they are.
In 2016, an abandoned explosive killed a herdsman in Nakaseke.
“Please report suspicious articles,” said Kasingye on Friday night.