At least 33 die after two blasts rock Ugandan capital of Kampala: media

07:56, July 12, 2010      

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At least 33 people had been reportedly killed in two bomb explosions in Kampala, Uganda's capital, on Sunday night, Uganda's New Vision website reported.

According to the website, one explosion targeted the Kyadondo Rugby Club. The blasts occurred minutes after 11 p.m.. Blood, broken chairs, clothes and shoes were seen on the ground. Security soldiers and rescuers were evacuating and saving the wounded. The scene has been cordoned off.

A local police spokesperson confirmed the twin blasts.

A witness who gave his name as Klaus told Xinhua that hundreds of local people were watching the World Cup final in front of a big projector at the club as the blast occurred.

The other blast was reported at the Ehiopian village, in the Kabalagala. The New Vision said a third blast was reported in Ntinda, which the local police did not confirm.

The Ugandan authorities have not yet ruled out the terrorist attack possibility. The Somali militia warned to launch attacks targeting civilians in Uganda.

Source: Xinhua


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