Police bomb squad investigates bomb blast in Lira

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A team of operatives from Police Anti Terrorism Unit in Kampala are investigating the cause of the bomb blast that killed a 14 year old boy in Lira town on Sunday afternoon.

A team of operatives from Police Anti Terrorism Unit in Kampala are investigating the circumstances under which a suspected bomb blast killed a 14-year-old boy in Lira town on Sunday afternoon.

Ambrose Akaki, 14 a pupil of primary four and a son to one Obong Peter, a night watchman at Uganda technical college was hit and killed by the suspected explosive. The incident occurred at UTC village.

 Peter Obong, a father to the deceased boy said his son had gone to eat mangoes from the nearby garden located about 10 meters away from their home unfortunately he was hit by the bomb blast.

He suspects that bomb could have been abandoned or left by unknown person inside the ant hill.

Lira DPC Robert Ssemata told URN on Monday that a team of personnel from the Police Anti Terrorism Unit-PATU Kampala visited the scene at around 00:30am on Monday and recovered some few pins, and metal rods including the fragments.

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Ssemata says the boy's  arms were smashed, and his intestine were thrown out. /

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Since January this year police in Lira town have recovered about four unexploded ordinances comprising of abandoned grenade while other two bombs were recovered from Agweng Sub County. Other explossives were recovered from a garden near Lira army barracks.
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