Police arrest 20 suspects in Uganda bombing

July 17, 2010 4:47:53 AM PDT
Uganda's inspector general of police says 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with the Uganda bomb ttacks that killed 76 people watching the World Cup final on television. Kale Kayihura says that all those arrested have connections with al-Shabab, and include Ugandans, Somalis, Ethiopians and Pakistani nationals. Al-Shabab, Somalia's most dangerous militant group, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Kayihura on Saturday said that the 20 suspects are being held by Ugandan security as they investigate Sunday's bombing. He said that 37 bomb victims are still receiving treatment in hospitals.

Kenyan police said they arrested another suspect at a police checkpoint Wednesday near the Kenya-Somalia border.


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