From The Telegraph
In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions have ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final in two places in Uganda's capital, killing 64 people, police said.
Americans were among the casualties. The deadliest attack occurred at a 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-Qaeda, and it counts militant veterans from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan conflicts among its ranks.
A head and legs were found at the rugby club, suggesting a suicide bomber may have been to blame, one witness said.
At least three Americans - part of a church group from Pennsylvania - were wounded at the Ethiopian restaurant.
Police Chief Kale Kaihura said he suspected al-Shabab, that country's most feared militant group. Its fighters, including two recruited from the Somali communities in the United States, have carried out multiple suicide bombings in Somalia.
In Mogadishu, Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issa, an al-Shabab commander, said that he was happy with the attacks in Uganda. Issa refused to confirm or deny that al-Shabab was responsible for the bombings.
"Uganda is one of our enemies. Whatever makes them cry, makes us happy. May Allah's anger be upon those who are against us," Sheik said.
And, of course, they have moved against the enjoyment of football within Somalia.