Crime & Investigation

Ugandan Consulate Damaged In Beirut Bombing

Sam Kutesa

order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement seen by Chimpreports the terrorist bombing in Beirut, this culminated “in the unfortunate loss of life and destruction of one of the buildings housing the Iranian Embassy and the Ugandan Consulate.”

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It clarified that Uganda has not established an Embassy in Beirut.

“Uganda however, has a Honorary Consulate in Beirut that has been operating since 1994 and is run by Mr. Mahmood Mater, a businessman who owns the same building affected by the bomb. The Honorary Consul and his staff are all safe and well.”

At least 23 people were killed and 147 injured in the bombing targeting the Iranian embassy in what appeared as a move protesting Iran’s support of Syrian leader, Bashar Assad.

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