Bombs strike World Cup watchers in Uganda, American among 64 killed

By By the Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - An American is among 64 people killed in simultaneous bombings of World Cup soccer viewing crowds in Uganda's capital.

Two blasts bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists ripped through crowds at a rugby club and a restaurant in Kampala. Several other Americans were among the wounded.

The deadliest attack occurred at the rugby club as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands on a large-screen TV outdoors. The second blast took place at an Ethiopian restaurant, where at least three Americans were wounded.

Kampala's police chief said he believed Somalia's most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible for the attack. Al-Shabab is known to have links with al-Qaida, and it counts militant veterans from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan conflicts among its ranks.

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