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Circulating video purportedly from the twin explosions in Uganda’s capital, Kampala

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Circulating video purportedly from the twin explosions in Kampala

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However, URN made a reverse image search and found the information about the video misleading. The video in question is of victims from an accident that happened in Nigeria on 8th November,2020 as reported by Nairaland, publication in Nigeria.

A video showing victims purportedly from the suicide bombing explosion in Uganda’s capital, Kampala has been making rounds on different social media platforms.

The two explosions hit Kampala on Tuesday 16th November,2021. One of the bombings happened at Jubilee Insurance House along Parliament Avenue and Central Police Station(CPS) in Kampala.

In the video is a lady and a gentleman who sustained severe injuries and property destroyed from a fatal accident.

screenshot from the video

However, URN made a reverse image search and found the information about the video misleading. The video in question is of victims from an accident that happened in Nigeria on 8th November,2019 as reported by Nairaland, publication in Nigeria.

According to the Uganda Police Force, these attackers come 22 days after the last suicide bomb attack on a Swift Safaris Bus and this is the latest blast explosion in a string of blasts targeting the country that left 3Ugandans dead,3suicide attackers killed, 33victims injured, and 5Ugandans in critical condition.