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    Islamic State (IS) affiliate that calls itself Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) has justified Tuesday twin bombing in Kampala in a statement on its Telegram channels.

    The Tuesday November 16th twin suicide bombing in Kampala killed three people and left several dozen wounded.

    Three suicide bombers took part in the attack, with one attack targeting the central police station in Kampala and another aimed at Parliament building.

    Police foiled a third attack, recovering an improvised explosive device from the home of an alleged suicide bomber who was shot and injured.

    Ugandan police blamed domestic terror group linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for the attacks, an armed force active in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The ADF, historically a Ugandan rebel group, has been accused of killing thousands of civilians in eastern DRC.

    In April 2019, IS began to claim some ADF attacks on social media, presenting the group as its regional branch – the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP)

    Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in Uganda’s capital on Tuesday. The militant group made the claim in a statement on its Telegram channels.

    The group explained that it bombed Uganda because of the country’s military involvement in the war efforts against IS in Central Africa.

    “Uganda is one of the nations participating in the war against IS in Central Africa,” the IS message read.

    The terror group also claimed responsibility for the past two deadly blasts that happened in October this year.

    On October 23rd, an explosion occurred in a restaurant in Kampala killing one person and injured three others, police called it an act of domestic terror and for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

    On October 26th, another explosion went off on a long-distance bus killing one person and injuring several others, it happened less than 48 hours after the blast in Kampala.

    Uganda has also blamed the group for a foiled bomb attack in August on the funeral of an army commander who led a major offensive against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

    In 2010, twin bombings in Kampala targeting fans watching the World Cup final left 76 people dead, with Al-Shabaab claiming responsibility. The attack was seen as revenge for Uganda sending troops to Somalia as part of an African Union mission to confront Al-Shabaab.

    Related: Uganda Suffers Third Deadly Explosion In A Month, Terrorists Target Parliament Building

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