74 People Killed In Uganda Bombings
At least 74 people were killed in Uganda Sunday after explosions went off in two venues where crowds gathered to watch The World Cup.
Authorities say at least 71 others were injured when they believe suicide bombers set off explosives in the capital city of Kampala, within 50 minutes of each other—first at an Ethiopian restaurant and two others at a rugby center.
President Yoweri Museveni has spoken out against the attacks and denounced Al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group linked to al-Qaida that is believed to be responsible for the terrorist acts.
“If you want to fight, why don’t you attack soldiers or military installations instead of fighting innocent people watching football?”
Al-Shabaab has not yet taken responsibility for the attacks but praised them with Al-Shabaab commander Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issac expressing his joy over the bombings to the Associated Press saying,
“Uganda is one of our enemies. Whatever makes them cry, makes us happy. May Allah’s anger be upon those who are against us.”
At least one American was killed and six others were injured.
A spokesman for President Obama says he is “deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from these deplorable and cowardly attacks.”