World Cup Viewers in Uganda Killed by Blasts

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At least 23 people were killed in a series of at least three bombs directed at large gatherings of soccer fans watching the World Cup outdoors in the Ugandan capital. Police suspect the Shabab — a militant Islamic group in Somalia that has pledged loyalty to Al Qaeda — may have been responsible. Local journalists said an unidentified number of Americans were among the injured. [NYT]