July 11, 2010
Uganda Bomb Attacks:Kampala Explosions Kill 64 World Cup Fans – At least 64 Ugandans were killed by the explosion of bombs in two restaurants Sunday in Kampala, Uganda, where many people met to watch the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, police said.
An explosion occurred in an Ethiopian restaurant in the south of Kampala and another in a sports club in the east of the city, Kale Kayihura the police chief, told reporters.
“These bombs were definitely targeting World Cup crowds,” he added.
According to reports 15 people had died in the Ethiopian restaurant and 49 in the second facility.
After the explosion, terrorism is on investigators’ mind, a possibility that The Inspector General of Ugandan police Kale Kayihura is not pushing aside.
“You know there have been declarations from Shebab and Al-Qaida. Terrorism is a modern-day threat. You know the region we are in and our commitment in Somalia,” Kayihura said.
“Obviously this is terrorism. That one is clear,” he added. “At this stage we can’t rule out anything.”