Uganda World Cup blasts: 36 suspects, 7 countries

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 9, 2010 05:10

KAMPALA, Uganda – Ugandan police — with help from the FBI and Kenyan police — have arrested 36 people from seven countries on Friday in the wake of the twin bombings during July's World Cup finals that rocked Uganda's capital, killing 76 people.

The suspects hail from at least three countries with known terror links: Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan. At least one suspect said he was recruited and trained by al-Qaida. The Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for the blast, al-Shabab, has known links with the international terror group.

Uganda's director of military intelligence, James Mugira, has said al-Qaida is at least partly responsible, although authorities believe the planning took place in Somalia.


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