Police arrest 20 suspects in connection with Uganda World Cup bomb attacksBy AP
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Police arrest 20 suspects in Uganda bombing
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s inspector general of police says 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with the Uganda bomb attacks that killed 76 people watching the World Cup final on television.
Kale Kayihura says that all those arrested have connections with al-Shabab, and include Ugandans, Somalis, Ethiopians and Pakistani nationals. Al-Shabab, Somalia’s most dangerous militant group, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Kayihura on Saturday said that the 20 suspects are being held by Ugandan security as they investigate Sunday’s bombing. He said that 37 bomb victims are still receiving treatment in hospitals.
Kenyan police said they arrested another suspect at a police checkpoint Wednesday near the Kenya-Somalia border.
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