Uganda Says 64 Dead in `Terrorist’ Attacks in Capital

July 12, 2010 03:18

At least 64 people died in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, in two bomb attacks suspected to have been carried out by Somali Islamist insurgents, Ugandan security officials said.

By Sarah McGregor and Fred Ojambo at

The explosions occurred at two bars where crowds had gathered to watch the soccer World Cup final, Fred Opolot, director of the state-run Uganda Media Center, told reporters today in the city. The first blast went off at the Ethiopian Village Restaurant in the south of Kampala at 10:25 p.m. and the second followed at the Kyadondo Rugby club at 11:15 p.m., he said. At least 67 people were injured, said police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba.

“According to the inspector-general of police, there is indication it’s linked to al-Shabaab,” Felix Kulayigye, a spokesman for the Ugandan army, said in a phone interview today. “This is a terrorist act. The intention is to instill fear.”


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