Bombings in Uganda, 50 dead

Posted By: Devaki
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Kampala, Jul 12: Two explosions in the capital of Uganda on late Sunday, Jul 11 claimed the lives of at least 50 people.

One explosion happened at the Kyadondo Rugby Club, which was hosting a crowd of soccer fans who had gathered to watch the World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands. The bomb blast killed 40 people there. The attack occured around 11 pm the local time. The blast also destroyed the furniture and littered blood, clothing and shoes across the floor.

In a separate blast in suburban Kampala at an Ethiopian restaurant, atleast 13 people lost their lives where half of them were foreigners.

Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Police told media that these blasts were definitely targeting the World Cup crowds. Police is investigating about the blasts.

Somali militias have threatened to attack Kampala because Ugandan peacekeepers are part of the African Union (AU) force deployed to Somalia's capital Mogadishu, to support the interim government. Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issa, the commander for the Islamist group al-Shabab, told a news agency that he was happy with the attacks in Uganda, but declined to confirm or deny their part in the attacks.

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