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Britain condemns bomb attacks in Uganda

07-13-2010 14:01 BJT

LONDON, July 12 (Xinhua) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday condemned the bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

"I was deeply shocked to hear of the bomb attacks that took place in Kampala last night, which left many people dead and injured," Hague said in a statement.

"I send my heartfelt sympathies to President (Yoweri) Museveni and the people of Uganda, in particular the families and friends of those who lost their lives, and wish a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured," he said.

"These were cowardly attacks during an event that was widely seen as a celebration of African unity, and I condemn them in the strongest possible terms," Hague said. "Britain will stand with Uganda in fighting such brutal acts of violence and terror."

More than 70 people were killed after two bomb explosions rocked Kampala on Sunday night.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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