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Deadly Uganda blasts condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the bombings which struck a rugby club and a restaurant in the Ugandan capital of Kampala last night, leaving at least 64 people dead. Dozens of football fans who had gathered to watch the World Cup final were also injured.

Amnesty International’s Deputy Africa Director, Michelle Kagari said:

“This tragic loss of life is completely inexcusable and we condemn it wholeheartedly. It is now essential that the Ugandan police conduct their investigation into the attacks in line with international standards to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
An al-Shabab commander has reportedly condoned the blasts while refusing to comment on whether the group was responsible.

Ugandan soldiers form part of the African Union peacekeeping force that is assisting the Somali government in its struggle against al-Shabab and other militant groups in the country.

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