Suicide bomber involved in Uganda blast

July 14, 2010 12:00 am

, KAMPALA, Jul 14 – A suicide bomber was involved in one of the two bomb attacks that rocked the Ugandan capital Kampala at the weekend and killed at least 76 people, a government official confirmed on Wednesday.

The attacker blew himself up at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kabalagala, a southern Kampala district, where crowds had gathered to watch the World Cup final late on Sunday.

"We can confirm at least for the case of Kabalagala that it was a suicide bomber," State Minister for Internal Affairs, Matia Kasaija, told AFP, adding that they had also made some arrests.

He added: "We have arrested some suspicious characters. These are people of interest. Some are Ugandans, some are Somalis."

Ugandan police on Tuesday began compiling evidence in their investigation into the attacks that were claimed by Somalia\’s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants.

The attacks were the deadliest in East Africa since the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.



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