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Bombs Rock Kampala

The situation in Kampala is tense after bombs went in Kabalagala, Bukoto and Rugby Club killing at least 60 people who had been watching the FIFA Football World Cup finals around the city.

At least 18 people, mostly foreign nationals, are believed to have died or been injured at the Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala shopping center around 10:00 PM.

The local press has reported at least that 30 bodies were counted at the Kyadondo Rugby Club, which has drawn large audiences over the weekends since the World Cup started.

A third bomb went off in Bukoto, a short distance from Kabira Country Club, killing scores of people and injuring at least 100.

A fourth bomb is reported to have been planted on Gaba Road but it did not go off as planned by its makers. It is feared that an unreasonable number of the injured will end up dying soon because the healthcare services in Uganda are of such poor quality.

Speculations over who is responsible for the blasts are running wild both in Uganda and outside. According to the Uganda police commander, Kale Kayihura has claimed that he suspected Somali terrorist group al-Shabab to be the bombers.

Later, Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issa, an al-Shabab commander, told the news agency that he was happy with the attacks in Uganda.

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