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Uganda Bombings Kill 64 People, Injures Many

Uganda bombings kill 64 people on Sunday, July 11, 2010 and many more were injured.   The bombings occured at a rugby club within an Ethopian restaurant in Kampala, Uganda where patrons gathered to watch the World Cup.  Kampala officials suspect that al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda based Somali militant group are behind the bombing.   The U.S. government and White House officials have not determined if al-Shabab is to blame for the horrific attacks.


Obama's spokesman stated that the President is "deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from these deplorable and cowardly attacks, and sends condolences to the people of Uganda and the loved ones of those who have been killed or injured.  The United States is ready to provide any assistance requested by the Ugandan government.'  One American worker within the restaurant and several other Americans were wounded by the blasts.


The U.S. embassy and the FBI are working closely with officials in Kampala to determine who caused the explosion. Many suspect that the militants were attempting to overthrow the United Nation's transitional goverment operating within Uganda.


Uganda is one of the world's biggest coffee, fish, and oil exporters.


 

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