20 arrested in connection with Ugandan World Cup blasts

20 arrested in connection with Ugandan World Cup blasts

Twenty suspects have been arrested in connection with the Uganda bomb attacks that killed 76 people watching the World Cup final on television, police in the country said today.

A spokesman said all those arrested have connections with al-Shabab, and include Ugandans, Somalis, Ethiopians and Pakistani nationals. Al-Shabab, Somalia’s most dangerous militant group, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The 20 suspects are being held by Ugandan security as they investigate Sunday’s bombing. He said that 37 bomb victims are still receiving treatment in hospitals.

Kenyan police said they arrested another suspect at a police checkpoint on Wednesday near the Kenya-Somalia border.

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