ADDIS ABABA – The government of Ethiopia has condemned the deadly suicide attacks that targeted Uganda’s capital Kampala.
Ethiopia learned with dismay of the deaths and injuries of civilians and police officers in the twin terrorist attacks in Kampala, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.
The Ministry said Ethiopia “condemns these cowardly attacks on the strongest terms”, expressing solidarity with the people and government of Uganda.
Tuesday’s explosions killed three civilians, as well as three suicide bombers, according to official figures.
Uganda’s Police also said they pursued, shot and arrested a fourth bomber after the explosions near parliament and the Central Police Station.
Police put the provisional number of injuries at 33.
“The Government of Ethiopia expresses its deepest condolences to the people and government of Uganda as well as to the bereaved families,” Addis Ababa said.
The attack draws condemnations from all corners of the world including the chairperson of African Union Commission, Faki Mahamat, who said the Pan African body “stands in total solidarity with the people and Government of Uganda:
Uganda said terrorists from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – a group active in Uganda and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo – are responsible for the attack. The U.S. has linked the ADF with the so-called ISIS terrorist group.