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Uganda bombings kill 1 American, dozens others

At least 64 people were killed, including one American, in a suspected terrorist attacks in Uganda.

July 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
More than 60 people were killed in two, almost simultaneous terrorist bombings in Uganda's capital as crowds gathered to watch the World Cup final.The first and deadliest bombing happened at a rugby club where soccer fans watched Spain beat the Netherlands outdoors.

Body parts were found in the club leading officials to believe the explosion may have been the work of a suicide bomber.

The second explosion happened at a popular Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala.

At least three Americans travelling with a church group from Pennsylvania were among the wounded.

Authorities believe al-Shabab, a Somalian militant group with links to Al-Qaeda was behind the attacks.

The group bans music, dancing and sports and has recently condemned Uganda for its peacekeeping efforts in Somalia.

One anti-terrorism expert told Eyewitness News that this was not a random act because Uganda also hosts Somali soldiers trained by the United States.

If confirmed it would be the first time ever al-Shabab has carried out attacks outside of Somalia. less dangerous.


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