July 12th, 2010

Death toll in Uganda’s Bombing rises



KAMPALA (Reuters) - Suspected Somali Islamists carried out two bomb attacks that killed at least 64 people in the Ugandan capital as they watched the World Cup final at a restaurant and a sports club, authorities said on Monday.
Suspicion fell on the al Shabaab rebel group, which claims links with al Qaeda, after the severed head of a Somali suspected suicide bomber was found at one of the blast sites.
The explosions ripped through two bars packed with soccer fans watching the final moments of World Cup final in an Ethiopian-themed restaurant and at a gathering in a Kampala rugby club on Sunday.
Al Qaeda-inspired al Shabaab militants in Somalia have threatened to attack Uganda for sending peacekeeping troops to the anarchic country to prop up the Western-backed government.
"At one of the scenes, investigators identified a severed head of a Somali national, which we suspect could have been a suicide bomber," said army spokesman Felix Kulayigye.
For more read Reuters: http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE66B00V20100712

Related stories:

The BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/10593771.stm

Aljazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2010/07/2010711212520826984.html

CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/07/12/uganda.bombings/index.html?hpt=T1&fbid=HltbHDVHgJZ

Voice of America http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/64-Killed-in-Uganda-Blasts-98218774.html

France24 http://www.france24.com/en/20100712-twin-blasts-kill-dozens-capital-kampala-uganda-world-cup-fans?autoplay=1