Saturday, December 4, 2021

Indian para shuttlers in Uganda witness twin blasts near team hotel

Indian para shuttlers competing at the Para badminton international at Uganda suffered a jolt when there were multiple explosions near their hotel at the capital city of Kampala yesterday.

The two bomb blasts led to the death of at least three civilians and caused chaos in Kampala as terrified residents fled the city’s centre.

Chief coach of Indian para badminton team, Gaurav Khanna said the blasts happened around 100 metres away from the hotel but everyone is safe and there is nothing to worry.

It won’t have any effect on our schedule and the tournament also goes on. We have a big contingent, including 54 players who are competing in the tournament, he added.

According to local police, it was a coordinated attack by extremists and three suicide bombers died in the blasts.

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