Murdering innocent men , women and chikldren whose main crime was watchinh a soccer game. Another jihadi victory for al qaeda. That's who kihadis normally kill. They are cowars. They kill the unarmed and the innocent. These are the people infiltarting into our lands and trying to bring their barbarous ways to our countries. The jihadi threat is indeed real. We ignoire it at our peril.
Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Kampala, Uganda
Minutes before the final whistle blew on Africa’s first World Cup, twin bombs claimed by Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab Islamists ripped through crowds watching the tournament’s finale in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.
By Monday, 74 people were confirmed dead, including a 25-year-old American children’s charity staffer, and doctors were still treating more than 70 wounded.
The first explosion killed 15 people watching the match in an Ethiopian restaurant popular with expatriates, and the second left at least 49 dead at a rugby club where hundreds of people had gathered for the Spain vs Netherlands match.
"We thank the mujahideen that carried out the attack," said Al Shabab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage on Monday, confirming the attack from Somalia's rubble-strewn capital, Mogadishu, and threatening more attacks.