Canada condemns fatal attack in Uganda

08:59, July 13, 2010      

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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

(Editor:张茜)

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