13 Jul 2010

Somali group 'happy' with bomb deaths

9:54 pm on 13 July 2010

An unexploded suicide belt has been found in Kampala a day after a deadly twin bomb attack in the Ugandan capital.

At least 74 people were killed in the explosions at a rugby club as they were watching the World Cup final on TV.

Ugandan officials also say an unspecified number of people have been arrested.

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack because Uganda is supporting Somalia's government.

In a statement in Mogadishu, a spokesperson for the al-Qaeda linked group said it was 'happy' with the deaths and threatened more attacks.

Uganda contributes troops to a peacekeeping force in Somalia.