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Uganda says it thwarted another bombing
Published on 13 Jul. 2010 11:06 PM IST
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Ugandan police announced Tuesday they had found an unexploded suicide vest at a popular nightclub here in the capital, thwarting another potential bomb attack just days after three deadly explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup Finals.
Authorities also said they had arrested four foreign nationals in connection with Sunday’s attacks, which left at least 76 people dead and raised concerns about the growing reach of the Somali militant group, the Shabab, which took credit for the bombings.
The police said the suicide vest was filled with explosives and rigged to a detonator that appeared to be a cell phone, and had been left in a bag in the middle of a nightclub in Kampala. Eyewitnesses said they noticed the bag when they had heard a cell phone ringing from inside it, then called the police when they saw what was inside. Authorities said bomb experts had found the vest to be “active,” before neutralizing it.
The authorities said a fourth attack had been narrowly avoided. Streets in Kampala the neighborhood were cordoned off Monday night and into Tuesday morning, as rumors of another potential attack swirled through the jittery city.
Ugandan police on Tuesday refused to give any details about the four suspects arrested Monday night.

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