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Uganda mourns blast victims

07-13-2010 13:33 BJT

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The death toll from the twin blasts at a restaurant and a sports club in Uganda's capital Kampala has risen to 74.

The incident took place on Sunday night, as football fans gathered to watch the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain. The country's president has called for a national week of mourning.

Fred Opolot, Spokesman of Ugandan Government, said, "His Excellency the president of the republic of Uganda has declared one week of national mourning for the victims of the bomb blasts."

Meanwhile, Somalia's most dangerous al-Qaida-linked group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

A spokesman for the group says the attacks were in response to the Ugandan government ignoring their demand not to send troops to Somalia. He also threatened further attacks if Uganda does not withdraw from Somalia.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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