World Cup Finals End in Terror in Uganda: 64 Die
Tragedy filled the atmosphere of what should have been times of leisure and soccer passion. Three minutes before the end of the match a bomb exploted at The Kyadondo Rugby Club where people were gathered watching the World Cup and another bomb blasted at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala Uganda.
Somalia´s militant group al- Shabab is believed to have been responsible for the attack.
In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final in two places in Uganda's capital late Sunday, 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.
Joann Lockard, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, said one American was killed.
At least three Americans — part of a church group from Pennsylvania — were wounded at the Ethiopian restaurant. One was Kris Sledge, 18, of Selinsgrove.
"I remember blacking out, hearing people screaming and running," Sledge said from the hospital. His right leg was wrapped and he had burns on his face. "I love the place here but I'm wondering why this happened and who did this … At this point we're just glad to be alive."