Ugandan president condemns twin bombing killings

21:06, July 12, 2010      

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday strongly condemned the two bombings that killed 64 people and left 57 others injured Sunday night.

Museveni who visited Kyadondo Rugby Club in a suburb east of Kampala, one of the scenes of the Sunday bombings described the act as backward, irresponsible and coward by the terrorists.

"I wish to condemn the criminality of this gang. I have asked the police to reconstruct the scene and start investigations immediately," said Museveni while addressing reporters and small crowd that gathered at the entrance of the club.

"If they (terrorists) want to fight, they should look for fighters (soldiers). Why should someone go for innocent people watching football? This shows you the criminality of these terrorists we have been talking about," he said.

Three bomb explosions tore a huge crowd watching the World Cup final at Kyandondo Rugby Club and an Ethiopian restaurant, south of Kampala.

Museveni said the Ugandan government will look for the perpetrators of the Sunday bombings and bring them to justice.

"Uganda will go for whoever was involved in this act. We shall look and get them from wherever they are from," he said.

He was later scheduled to visit the victims admitted at Mulago hospital and International Hospital Kampala.

Uganda's Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura said the United States, Britain and some African countries have sent experts to join the ongoing investigations.

"Some of our concerned friends have joined us in the investigations. The experts will help us to get the truth," said Kayihura.

Al shabab, an armed faction fighting Somali Transitional Government with known links with al Qaeda, was at the moment suspected of being behind the attacks though its spokesperson refused to confirm or deny the responsibility.

Al shabab has for several times warned Ugandan and Burundi governments against deploying its peacekeepers in Somalia, threatening to launch attacks in their capital cities on civilian targets.

Source: Xinhua


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