One killed, 4 injured in city grenade attack

One person died and 4 others sustained minor injuries during two separate grenade attacks in Kigali on Saturday night. The simultaneous blasts, one in Nyabugogo Taxi Park and the other at Cyahafi, near Kigali Central Prison, commonly known as 1930, took place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.
Eric Kayiranga
Eric Kayiranga

One person died and 4 others sustained minor injuries during two separate grenade attacks in Kigali on Saturday night.

The simultaneous blasts, one in Nyabugogo Taxi Park and the other at Cyahafi, near Kigali Central Prison, commonly known as 1930, took place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.

Police spokesperson, Eric Kayiranga, confirmed the attacks and said that investigations have begun.

“We are still working on the evidence collected and we shall compare with previous attacks and come up with an analysis which we shall communicate,” Kayiranga said.

The spokesperson urged the public to come forward with information that can help identify people with ill intentions. He said that cooperating with the security organs is important in maintaining security.

Kayiranga, further warned all people illegally in possession of weapons to voluntarily bring them forward before they are searched and apprehended.

Despite the attacks targeting crowded areas such as waiting areas for public transport, kayiranga said that security has been tightened and will continue to be so.

“We are working tirelessly to maintain security of all Rwandans,” he said.

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