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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-12

Al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist Somali group linked to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility Monday for bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people, citing Ugandan troops’ participation in an African Union mission in Somalia as the reason behind the attacks.

AFP - Somalia's Shebab insurgent group on Monday claimed responsibility for overnight bomb blasts in Kampala that left at least 74 people dead.
   
"We are behind the attack because we are at war with them," Ali Mohamoud Rage, the group's top spokesman told reporters in Mogadishu.
   
The Al Qaeda-inspired movement's top leader had warned in an audio message earlier this month that Uganda would face retaliation for its role in supporting the western-backed Somali transitional government.
   
"We had warned the Ugandans to refrain from their actions, we spoke to the leaders and we spoke to the people and they never listened to us," Rage said.
   
Uganda was the first country to deploy troops to Somalia in early 2007 for the African Union mission meant to protect the transitional government from the Shebab and their Islamist allies in the insurgency.

 

Date created : 2010-07-12

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