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Uganda makes arrests after deadly blasts

07-13-2010 18:36 BJT

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Uganda has made arrests after Somalia's most dangerous al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for the deadly bomb attacks on the country. At least 74 people were killed, and an unexploded suicide-bomb belt has been found at a third site.

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.

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.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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