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Uganda blasts injure six

KAMPALA, Uganda (Reuters) -- Six people were injured in three separate bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala, a police spokesman said.

"The bombs went off nearly at the same time, at about 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Sunday," police spokesman Asuman Mugenyi said.

"All we know right now is that they were home-made devices."

The first two bombs went off near the city's main bus terminus while a third exploded in a southern suburb.

Among those injured were two drivers of motorcycle taxis who were hired unknowingly to transport the bombers, police said.

The bomb attacks were the first in Kampala since October when unknown assailants threw a grenade into a market killing one woman.

In 1999 at least 11 people were killed and 73 injured in a spate of bombings in Kampala which security officials blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

The ADF, which has bases in the Rwenzori mountains of western Uganda and across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been fighting the government of President Yoweri Museveni since 1996.

Museveni is the front runner in presidential elections scheduled for March 6.

Mugenyi said police had no information about who carried out Sunday's attacks.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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