July 12, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Islamic terrorists apparently connected to Somalia's Al-Shabaab conducted a series of bombings in Uganda today.
The explosions centered on two bars frequented by World Cup revelers.
The announced death toll so far is 64, with many wounded.
According to a report by the UK Telegraph, a severed head of a Somali was found at the scene of one of the bombings, indicating that he might have been a suicide bomber and the obvious links therefore to the al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab. [source, Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected in deadly Ugandan World Cup bombings, UK Telegraph, July 12, 2010, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/uganda/7885111/Al-Shabaab-Islamists-suspected-in-deadly-Ugandan-World-Cup-bombings.html]
Al-Shabaab [Harakat Al-Shabaab Mujahideen, the Youth Warrior Movement] is an fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organization, devoted to imposing Shari'a throughout Somalia, and now it appears greater Africa.
The group controls a substantial portion of Somalia including most of the Southern provinces and a portion of Mogadishu, its capital.
There is a domestic angle to this story in that the FBI has for several years been investigating circumstances under which at least 20 Somali-Americans have returned to their homeland to engage in jihad.
The majority of these men came from the Minneapolis area noted for its high concentration of Somalis, who had been declared political refugees and brought to the U.S. under a State Department directive.
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