U.S. condemns deadly bombings in Uganda

08:50, July 13, 2010      

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U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton on Monday condemned the deadly bombings in Uganda that killed at least 64 football fans who were watching the World Cup final.

"I join President Obama in strongly condemning today's attacks in Kampala, Uganda targeting innocent spectators watching the World Cup final," Clinton said.

"We understand that American citizens may have been injured or killed and our embassy is reaching out to assist," she said. "Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims, in the United States and Uganda."

Clinton pledged to work with the people and government of Uganda to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.

The death toll of twin blasts in the Ugandan capital city of Kampala late Sunday night has risen to 64, including more than 10 foreigners, local police confirmed on Monday.

Local police said the first explosion in Ethiopian Village restaurant, south of Kampala, killed 15 people, including 10 Ethiopians, one Indian, one Westerner and three Ugandans.

The second one ripped through Kyadondo Rugby Club, east of Kampala, where hundreds of football fans were watching the World Cup final.

An American national was among the dead in the bloody attacks, the U.S. Embassy said.

So far, 71 people were injured in both blasts, local police said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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