Blasts hit Ugandan capital

Two blasts have gone off in the central business district of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Reports indicate that one explosion went off at a shopping mall near the central police station and another, near Parliament.

Office buildings shook when the blasts went off, some witnesses have told the BBC.

The cause of the blasts, or if there have been any casualties, are not yet confirmed.

Last month, two separate explosions in the country killed two people. One killed a waitress at a bar and the other, a suicide bomber who had smuggled the explosives onto a bus.

Authorities in the country have blamed the October blasts on the Ugandan Islamist militant group, the Allied Democratic Forces, who are based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least 50 people have been arrested, and some charged in court, since those recent incidents.

The Daily Monitor newspaper has shared a video of cars burning outside an insurance building after the blast:

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