50 dead in bombings in Uganda (Lead)

July 12th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS  

Nairobi, July 12 (DPA) Two bombings in the Ugandan capital of Kampala left at least 50 people dead late Sunday, local media reported.
The Kyadondo Rugby Club was hosting a crowd of football fans who had gathered to watch the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands when the bomb went off there. The Daily Monitor newspaper reported at least 40 people were killed there.

Blood, clothing and shoes littered the ground among destroyed furniture while security and medical personnel attended to the injured. The attack occurred shortly after 11 pm local time.

At least 13 people were killed in a separate blast in suburban Kampala at an Ethiopian restaurant, at least half of whom were foreigners, the newspaper reported.

“These bombs were definitely targeting World Cup crowds,” Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura told the BBC.

The motive of the attacks remained unclear, but Somali extremists had threatened attacks in Kampala because Ugandan troops are in Mogadishu.

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