Kigali Insecurity Is Growing: Grenade Attacks Leave 16 Injured
KIGALI – At least 16 people were yesterday evening wounded in two simultaneous grenade attacks in the city.
One of the attacks took place in Kimironko close to the taxi park, while the other occurred at Kinamba on the way to Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre.
The grenades exploded during the heavy rain Thursday evening at around 19 hrs.
It was not clear by press time who was behind the attacks, but Police says investigations are ongoing.
“We are still investigating the case, details will be released later,” said the Police Spokesman Eric Kayiranga when contacted last night.
The Kimironko attack injured 12 people who were rushed to Kibagabaga Hospital while the Kinamba attack left four with minor injuries.
Senior security officers and senior government officials rushed to the scene immediately after the attack.
“The Kimironko attack left two people critically injured while the rest sustained minor injuries including those at Kinamba,” Kigali City vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs, Jeanne d’Arc Gakuba Gakuba, said.
“The situation is under control and concerned authorities are doing their job to put things to order”.