“Twin Explosions Kill Dozens in Uganda As Crowds Watched World Cup Final”
Monday, July 12, 2010
By Max Delany and Jason Straziuso, Associated Press
Kampala, Uganda (AP) -
SNIPPET: “Several Americans from a Pennsylvania church group were wounded in the restaurant attack including Kris Sledge, 18, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.”
SNIPPET: “One American was killed, said Joann Lockard, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala.”
SNIPPET: “Kampala’s police chief said he believed Somalia’s most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible for the attack.”
“Al-Qaida Terror: This Time, Africa”
July 12, 2010
Posted 08:07 PM ET
SNIPPET: “The bombings that killed 74 soccer fans watching the World Cup championship between Spain and the Netherlands on Sunday night had all the earmarks of a classic al-Qaida operation: They targeted large crowds of bystanders; the victims were multinational, with Irish, Indian, American, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Ugandan nationals among the dead; the blasts occurred almost simultaneously in two places; and it happened on a date ending in 11.
The attacks also signaled another al-Qaida junior partner in terrorism al-Shabab of Somalia, whose ties to al-Qaida are similar to Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia or the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Al-Shabab, which claimed “credit” for the suicide attacks, already controls a third of Somalia’s land and has ambitions of conquering all of it. African Union troops, which support the weak Somali government, are all that stands in their way.
“Al-Shabab was behind the blasts,” said Ali Mohamud Rage, the terrorist gang’s spokesman. “Thanks to our martyrs who carried out the attacks.””
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Friday, July 16, 2010
Much-loved Ugandan pastor among dead in Kampala World Cup terror blast
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
KAMPALA, UGANDA (ANS) — A much-loved Ugandan pastor was amongst those killed in last Sundays terror blasts that ripped through two locations while people were watching the World Cup final game on television
Peter Mutabazi and his wife Alice
He was Peter Mutabazi who pastored a local Pentecostal church at Bwaise, in the suburbs of Kampala.
The pastor was amongst the 76 people who were killed, while hundreds were injured.
On that fatal night, Peter and some visiting American missionaries were seated in the Ethiopian Restaurant where they had gone for dinner and also to watch the World Cup Final, said Alex Mitala, General Overseer, National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda.
Al Shabaab, a terrorist group of extreme Islamic Somalis, claimed responsibility for the bomb blast in which Peter died and also five of the missionaries were seriously injured. The same group are believed to be connected to Al Qaeda.
Peter left behind Alice, his widow and five children. His burial took place on July 13th, in Mpigi District Central Uganda, where I originally planted that local church and later handed it over to P.A.G mission. We shall all miss Peter.
On his Facebook page, Peter Mutabazi wrote, We live in one of the biggest slums of Kampala the capital city of Uganda.
Now his many friends in that slum area will be mourning the untimely death of their friend.
For more information about his work, please visit www.bpcministries.org
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Information leading to the location of
Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed
Up to $7 Million Reward
Date of Birth : July 10, 1977
Place of Birth : Hargeysa, Somalia
Sex : Male
Hair : Black
Eyes : Brown
Complexion : Dark
Nationality : Somali
Aliases : Ahmed Abdi Aw Mohammed, Muktar Abdulrahim Abuzubair, Shaykh Mukhtar, Abu Zubeyr, Godani, Godane
Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed is the founder of Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin (al-Shabaab). He was publicly named emir of the organization in December 2007. Aw-Mohamed has exercised command responsibility for al-Shabaab operations across Somalia. He claimed his group was responsible for the May 2007 assassination of a judge in Beledweyne, Somalia; and in March 2007, he coordinated attacks on Ethiopian troops in Somalia. He has also served as a conduit for financing to al-Shabaab. On November 20, 2008, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated aw-Mohamed under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Aw-Mohamed was also designated under Executive Order 13536 for contributing to the violence and the deterioration of security in Somalia.
Al-Shabaab was the militant wing of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts that took over most of southern Somalia in the second half of 2006. Al-Shabaab has continued its violent insurgency in southern and central Somalia. The group has claimed responsibility for many bombingsincluding various types of suicide attacksin Mogadishu and in central and northern Somalia, typically targeting Somali Government officials and perceived allies of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia. Al-Shabaab was likely responsible for a wave of five coordinated suicide car bombings in October 2008 that simultaneously hit targets in two cities in northern Somalia, killing at least 26 people and injuring 29 others. Al-Shabaab was responsible for the twin suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, on July 11, 2010, which killed more than 70 people, including one American. The group is responsible for the assassination of Somali peace activists, international aid workers, numerous civil society figures, and journalists. In February 2012, al-Shabaab and al-Qaida announced their formal alliance.
The U.S. Department of State named al-Shabaab a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) on February 26, 2008, and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under Executive Order 13224 on February 29, 2008.
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“Nairobi explosive same as Kampala bomb”
By MAUREEN KAKAH
Posted Thursday, October 3 2013 at 01:00
SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday.
The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts findings, said.
The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life, the officer said. He told the court that the device was a replica of what was used in previous terror bombings such as the Kampala one during the 2010 World Cup finals, Moi Avenues Assanands building blast and the Eastleigh car bombing.”