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Unexploded 'suicide belt' found in Uganda

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Unexploded 'suicide belt' found in Uganda


Police in Uganda have discovered an unexploded suicide belt and made several arrests after 74 football fans died in a dual bomb attack in the capital Kampala.

The victims were watching the World Cup final in two separate bars when the bombs went off. The unexploded belt was found at a third location in the city.

Islamist militants from al-Shabab in Somalia have admitted carrying out the attacks.

“We warned Uganda not to deply troops to Somalia, they ignored us,” said spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage. “We warned them to stop massacring our people, they ignored that. The explosions… were only a minor message… We will target them everywhere if Uganda doesn’t withdraw from our land.”

Uganda’s opposition Forum for Democratic Change is urging Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to pull his troops out of the African Union peacekeeping force stationed in Somalia.

The FDC has pledged to withdraw the Ugandan contingent if it wins elections scheduled to take place early next year.

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