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Bombs strike World Cup watchers in Uganda

July 12, 2010

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— In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final late Sunday in two places in Kampala, killing 64 people, police said. One American was killed and several were wounded.

The deadliest attack in the capital occurred at a rugby club as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands on a large-screen TV outdoors. The second blast took place at an Ethiopian restaurant, where at least three Americans were wounded.

Kampala’s police chief said he believed Somalia’s most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible for the attack. Al-Shabab is known to have links with al-Qaida.

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