World Cup Bombing Likely Perpetrated By Al-Shabaab Islamists
July 12, 2010
Uganda (ChattahBox) – An attack that was perpetrated against a group of people watching the World Cup final this weekend was likely done by Islamist extremist group, al-Shabaa, the Telegraph reports.
The group has never been active outside of Somalia before, where they have maintain a major presence in Mogadishu in particular.
Despite this, a severed head of a suspected Somali suicide bomber was found at the scene of one of the two bombings over the weekend, prompting officials to announce that al-Shabaab is probably to blame.
The bombings occurred at an Ethiopian-themed restaurant in Kampala, Uganda, where soccer fans gathered together in two bars to watch Spain playing Holland in the final moments of the World Cup.
While obviously targeting people watching the Cup, it is thought that the reason behind was the support to Western forces given by Uganda, who sent peacekeeping troops into Somalia.
The organization had long since been threatening an attack in the country, and the World Cup was a good time to catch large groups gathered together in public areas.
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has promised retribution against the attackers responsible for the deaths, and President Barack Obama promised aid after an American aid worker was found among the rubble.