Al Shabab spokesperson Sheikh Ali Mohamud rage confirmed the attack from Somalia's capital Mogadishu and threaten more attacks. He also thanked the Mujahideen which carried out the attack.
Al Shabab had warned Uganda about the attacks if they send the troops to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission to support the interim government. They had also prohibited the showing of television, including FIFA World Cup, 2010.
The terror outfit, which is known to have links with al Qaeda, counts militants from Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. They also have fighters recruited from Somali communities in United States.