Canada condemns fatal attack in Uganda

08:59, July 13, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon on Monday strongly condemned the Sunday bomb attack in Kampala, capital of Uganda.

Cannon said that more than 70 people were killed and many more injured following the explosion of bombs at two different locations in Kampala. He extended condolences to the families and friends of the victims on behalf of all Canadians and urged "the Government of Uganda to find and prosecute the perpetrators of this violent crime."

He also noted that Al Shabaab from Somalia, which was listed by Canada as a terrorist organization in March 2010, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Terrorism threatens people everywhere and undermines our fundamental values. We support the Government of Uganda's efforts to work closely with its regional partners to prevent and constrain terrorism so as to protect human rights, democratic values and the rule of law," said Cannon.

The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Consulate of Canada in Uganda are closely monitoring the aftermath of the explosions, he added.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion