Uganda police find unexploded bomb

July 13, 2010 12:00 am

, KAMPALA, Jul 13 – Ugandan police found a suicide vest at a club in what was apparently intended to be a third target for bombers who struck a bar and a restaurant late Sunday, the police chief said Tuesday.

"We have established that what was found at the discotheque was in fact a suicide vest, and it could also be used as an IED (improvised explosive device)," Kale Kayihura told reporters.

The vest, laden with explosives and fitted with a detonator, was found on Monday, packed in a laptop bag at a club in the southwestern Kampala district of Makindye, he said.

"It\’s possible that the person who was supposed to do this was cowardice (sic) because the system was intact," he said.

Kayihura added that several people were arrested in connection with the incident but he refused to elaborate and specify whether the would-be bomber was among those detained.

"There are one or two people who are very suspicious in connection with this and we have made some arrests," he said.

He said that the death toll from the three blasts that went off as crowds of people were watching the World Cup final on Sunday night had risen to 76.



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