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Uganda makes arrests after World Cup bomb blasts

As Somali Islamists said they detonated two bombs in packed restaurants, killing at least 74 people, authorities said arrests have been made.

An investigator walks through the remains of an Ethiopian-themed restaurant that was hit by an explosion in Kampala.
An investigator walks through the remains of an Ethiopian-themed restaurant that was hit by an explosion in Kampala.

KAMPALA // Uganda has made arrests after Somali Islamists said they detonated two bombs killing at least 74 people, and an unexploded suicide-bomb belt has been found at a new site, a government spokesman said today, "Arrests were made late yesterday after an unexploded suicide bomber's belt was found in the Makindye area (of the capital Kampala)," said a government spokesman, Fred Opolot. * Reuters