Uganda: Criminals attack two cars with petrol bombs- police

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One of the vehicles that were attacked with petrol bombs. Photos | UPF

By Andrew Bagala

Police are hunting at least four people, including two teenagers who are said to have targeted private cars with petrol bombs during a traffic jam at Kireka Township Thursday evening.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy spokesman, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, said no one was injured in the incidents, but the cars were damaged. 

“We have obtained CCTV footage of one of the incidents. We are working on getting the footage of the second incident. The suspects will be arrested and prosecuted for carrying out such a felony that endangers life and property,” Assistant Superintendent of Police Owoyesigyire said on Friday. 

There has been a string of attacks using petrol bombs in Kampala City since last year. Most of them have been targeting government vehicles. This is the first one where private cars have been targeted.

In the Thursday incidents at Kireka, the first attack was against Shafiq Mubiru near the railway crossing at around 8PM. 

Source Daily Monitor.

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