Monday, July 12, 2010

Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected in deadly Ugandan World Cup bombings

Somali Islamists carried out two bomb attacks in Kampala, killing at least 64 people as they watched the World Cup final, Ugandan authorities said on Monday.
12 Jul 2010

Suspicion fell on the al-Shabaab rebel group, which claims links with al-Qaeda, after the severed head of a suspected Somali suicide bomber was found at one of the blast sites.

If those suspicions prove true, it would be the first time that al-Shabab has carried out an attack outside of Somalia.

The explosions ripped through two bars packed with football fans watching the final moments of World Cup in an Ethiopian-themed restaurant and at a gathering in a Kampala rugby club on Sunday.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni toured the blast sites on Monday and vowed to bring the attackers to justice: “We shall go for them wherever they are coming from." the rest

Uganda Bombings Kill World Cup Watchers, American Aid Worker
More than 70 people were killed, and about 70 more were injured, in separate bomb explosions that ripped through Uganda Sunday afternoon as fans watched the final match of World Cup soccer at a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant in the country's capital of Kampala.

The synchronized bomb blasts also took the life of American Nate Henn, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and aid worker for the organization Invisible Children, a group that helps child soldiers. image


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