ROPMA Alert.Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected in deadly Ugandan World Cup bombings
Somali Islamists carried out two bomb attacks in Kampala, killing at least 64 people as they watched the World Cup final, Ugandan authorities said on Monday.
Published: 11:24AM BST 12 Jul 2010
The explosions ripped through two bars packed with football fans watching the final moments of World Cup in an Ethiopian-themed restaurant and at a gathering in a Kampala rugby club on Sunday.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni toured the blast sites on Monday and vowed to bring the attackers to justice: “We shall go for them wherever they are coming from."
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 Felix Kulayigye, an army spokesman.
"We suspect it's al-Shabaab because they've been promising this for long," he said on Monday.