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2021 Bombings top planner killed, submachine gun recovered

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The Counter Terrorism forces in conjunction with police have put out of action Yasin Damulira a top planner of the 2021 bomb killings and recovered one submachine gun. The operation was carried out in Mityana.

The forces said that on May 28, 2024, Defence Intelligence Security, during follow-up operations, detected Ddamulira communicating in Mityana. Adding, “On the same night, Counter Terrorism forces and police attempted to arrest Yasin Ddamulira, resulting in a fire exchange and he was finally put out of action and one submachine gun (SMG) was recovered.”

The forces got the whereabouts of Damulira from Musa Kabanda, also known as Akman after his arrest and later established that he was among the top planners. He revealed that he was working closely with Ddamulira, also known as Musubuzi, Abas Sekimpi (currently on remand), and Sulaiman Nsubuga who was arrested on April 27, 2024.  

In the 2021 at least three people were killed and 33 others wounded in twin suicide bombings in Kampala according to police.

One of the explosions was on a street near the parliament building and the other near a police station. The explosion near parliament appeared to hit closer to a building housing an insurance company and the subsequent fire engulfed cars parked outside.

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