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Two explosions hit Uganda’s capital

Ugandan police and explosion experts secure the scene of a blast in Kampala-Reuters

Two blasts have hit the centre of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Reuters reports local media outlets as saying that the explosions killed at least two people and set several cars on fire earlier on Tuesday.

NTV Uganda reported that the blasts, which also injured “scores” of people, occurred very close to parliament and near the central police station.

It said the Parliament was being evacuated.

An NTV Uganda correspondent said he saw two bodies, while the cause of the blasts was not immediately clear.

Red Cross personnel used fire extinguishers to curb the fire on Parliamentary Avenue.

Although no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, it is common knowledge that Ugandan troops have been an integral part of an African Union-led peace-keeping force fighting al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents in Somalia.