Sunday, July 11, 2010

Update 3: Bombs Kill At Least 64 In Kapala, Uganda

July 11, 2010 - Update #3 - Two or three bomb blasts at 11:00 p.m. local time in Uganda's capitol city Kampala have killed at least 64 people. As of July 11, 10:00 p.m. EDT, Houston Chronicle and AP report that the rising death toll is at least 64. The Syndey Morning Herald and AFP report the same death toll. (NOTE: As of 10:00 p.m. EDT, various reports disagree about the number of blasts. Most are reporting two explosions but some say three.) Some Americans and Europeans are believed to be among the casualties, but the numbers and details are not yet clear. Earlier Reports: The Daily Monitor in Kampala, reported (on July 12, 2010 at 02:06 local time): Police confirmed that 13 people, more than half of them foreigners were killed at Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb, while Daily Monitor reporters counted about 40 bodies at Kyaddondo Rugby Grounds where a huge crowd was watching the Spain Vs Netherlands Word Cup final. Police Chief Kale Kaihura says he can't yet confirm the death toll, but reports from the scene indicated it may be around 20 people killed and others injured. Kaihura says he believes that Somalia's most feared militia — al-Shabab, which has pledged loyalty to al-Qaida — could be behind the attack. One of the bombs went off at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala, Uganda's capital. AP (at NWCN News) RELATED: Ugandan bombings toll rises to 64 Sydney Morning Herald Uganda blasts point to possible Islamist link Reuters Africa Uganda: Bombs Explode, Somali Militia Blamed WFMY News 50 die in Kampala bomb blasts Daily Monitor, Uganda Bomb attacks hit Kampala‎ New Vision Police seize govt cars for AU meet‎ New Vision Report: At least 33 dead after two explosions hit Kampala, Uganda Wire Update Islamic Militant Groups Protest East African Union Troop Increase in Somalia