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27 Dec 2019 | 01:53 PM UTC

Uganda: Knife attacks in Entebbe leave ten wounded December 26

Knife attacks on beaches in Entebbe (Wakiso district) leave ten wounded December 26; similar attacks possible over the near term

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Event

At least ten people were wounded in a series of knife attacks amid Boxing Day celebrations on different beaches in Entebbe (Wakiso district) at approximately 17:00 (local time) on Thursday, December 26. The attackers reportedly robbed victims, most of whom were women and foreigners, stealing their money and other possessions. Similar attacks are possible in Wakiso district over the near term. 

Advice

Individuals in Wakiso District are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.