July 11th, 2010
06:08 PM ET

At least 9 killed in two Uganda bombings

[Updated at 10:10 p.m.] At least six Americans are among those injured in Sunday's bombings in Kampala, Uganda, CNN has confirmed.

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[Updated at 6:50 p.m.] At least nine people have died in pair of bombings that struck a restaurant and a rugby ground in Uganda's capital as patrons gathered to watch Sunday's World Cup final, police said.

Nine people died and five were wounded at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala, police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said. But there was a yet-undetermined number of fatalities and injuries at a rugby field where other fans gathered to watch Sunday night's match between Spain and the Netherlands, Nabakooba said.

Earlier, police indicated that at least 40 people had been killed in the two bombings.

The bombs went off within 25 minutes of each other shortly after 10 p.m. (3 p.m. ET), as fans gathered in both locations. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for what Nabakooba called "definite acts of terrorism."

Islamic militants battling Somalia's U.N.-backed transitional government have threatened attacks on Uganda and Burundi, which contribute troops to an African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. But Nabakooba said the investigation of Sunday's bombings is not yet focused on any specific group.

[Posted at 6:08 p.m.] At least 40 people have died in a pair of bombings that struck a restaurant and a rugby club in Uganda's capital as patrons gathered to watch Sunday's World Cup final, police said.

Journalist Samson Ntale contributed to this report for CNN.

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  1. Dennis

    Never buy from a muslim, hire a muslim, rent to a muslim, or do anything to help them succeed in the US.
    Let them all go pick sand fleas off eachother.

    July 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ish..

      Dennis........... hmmm!...... Take a deep breath and start 'thinking straight'

      July 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ateenyi

    May God rest the souls of the dead in peace. How does any one celebrate when people die. Your days are numbered.

    July 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hazard


    July 11, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. American in Uganda

    CNN please do thorough research before you post information. According to one of Uganda's newspapers, New Vision; "WHAT should have been a feisty viewing of the 2010 World Cup finals between Netherlands and Spain turned tragic as three bomb explosions ripped through the city suburbs, killing over 40, leaving scores critically injured." For more information on this tragedy checkout the rest of the article where the latter quote was extracted from;
    Name of article: Over 40 die in Kampala bomb blasts
    Link: http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/725545

    July 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cinge

    and who says if israel is obliterated there will be peace? not.

    July 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Norma Moore

    Other news agencies are reporting 64 people killed.

    July 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Leah DiMarco

    AF APNewsAlert
    (AP) – 1 hour ago
    KAMPALA, Uganda — Police: Death toll from bomb blasts in Uganda as people watched the World Cup has risen to 64.

    July 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kevin

    Hey CNN, good to see this doesn't qualify as news. Try updating your story and putting it somewhere accessible on your front page. Perhaps if you cut down to 18 hours of news you'll have a credible and viable website.

    July 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jim

    Ah, Islam. You truly are the religion of peace. Its just a coincidence that Muslims are responsible for terrorist attacks in North America, Europe, Russia, India, Asia, Africa, etc. There's no connection between the teachings of Islam and the terrorists attacks all over the world. I mean, its not like muslims bury women up to their neck and stone them to death or watch young girls burn to death. Really, its a fine religion and worth respecting.

    July 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Carol Reid

    Geez, sounds like someone is against promoting soccer. Who could be trying to put a negative spin on the World Cup?
    Or maybe, its to scare Africans from participating in future World Cup?

    July 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anth

    people take sport events too serious 😛

    July 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kajobinyi

    Where as Ugandan peace keepers are in Somalia fo the good of the common man, Somali millitants rewads Uganda with blood. In addition, Uganda is resident to thousands of somali refugees and settlers. Can somali stop this madness of theirs? Perhaps we should send those who have learnt what peace is to go back and bring peace to their country rather they bring their war to peaceful Uganda.

    July 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mwesige

    My condolences and prayers go to the affected families,I think it is a high time for Uganda and Kenya Governments to wake up from their deep sleep and see the unseen Enemy of peace that have of late invaded their land while they continue blindly to enjoy the misfortune of others in a form investment and thus even going to the extent of approving their permanent residency and citizenship. Leave God out it,God is not the author of confusion.

    July 12, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. Environment

    IRAN most certainly has the skills required for this kind of operation. Truly, we are too obsessed with Israel, blinded and drugged, so as not to distinguish between friends and foes.

    Let the Heavens above and Earth below shower their blessings on us so that we may rid ourselves of Zionist thoughts and feelings.

    Go ahead Mr. Obama and take help from Mr. Ahmedinejad before the oil reaches the shores of Manhattan

    July 12, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Earth

    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour. The relief well and dispersents and etc etc are all lies. Neither US government nor BP knows wat to do about the leak. Eventually Mr. Prseident may decide to nuke the well. But that's even worse than the leak. The Gulf coast and its ecology would change for the next 10000 yrs if nuked. If the oil spill reached the northern parts of the Atlantic, it could disrupt the flow of ocean currents thereby adding to the global warming effects viz. El Nino, hurricanes etc.
    If the well is nuked, it will destry all ocean life in the gulf of mexico. So, the only logical way out is to take foreign help from nations that have the necessary skill, be it the enemy, for the greater good of humanity.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    July 12, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
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