3 people injured in Uganda post-poll blast
Three people were wounded when attackers threw an explosive device at security forces in Kampala, police said on Saturday.india Updated: Feb 25, 2006 18:26 IST
Three people were wounded when attackers threw an explosive device at security forces in the Ugandan capital, police said on Saturday, while accusing the Opposition of planning violent post-election protests.
Kampala police chief Kale Kaihura said two soldiers and a young bystander were injured late on Friday, when the device detonatated near a military police patrol in the Kisenyi slum area, in the city's southwest region.
Kaihura said the wounds are not life-threatening but added that the incident was evidence enough of a plot by opposition leader Kizza Besigye's Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) for creating chaos after losing Thursday's elections.
"The FDC has threatened that there will be chaos after the elections," he said. "When we see this incident, we don't take it lightly, we don't take it to be an act of a demented character."
Kaihura said police had seized 18 Molotov cocktail petrol bombs from hidden stockpiles after tip-offs from informants and that authorities were aware of alleged meetings in which the FDC were plotting to sow terror and civic unrest.
"They have been holding meetings, we know where these meetings have been taking place, who has been attending them and what has been discussed," he said, adding that the authorities were prepared to counter any violence.