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July 12, 2010

Death toll rises to 74 in Uganda bombings

Posted: 10:04 AM ET

The death toll from bombings in Uganda rose to at least 74, authorities said Monday, a day after explosions ripped through two venues where crowds were watching the World Cup.

At least 71 people were hospitalized, police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said.

"If you want to fight, why don't you attack soldiers or military installations instead of fighting innocent people watching football?" said President Yoweri Museveni, who on Monday visited a rugby sports center where two of the blasts occurred Sunday.

The casualties included one American death, the U.S. Embassy said. The American killed was Nate Henn, according to an organization that works with children in Uganda.

In a post on its website, the organization - Invisible Children - said Henn was in the country working with Ugandan students. CNN could not independently verify the information.

"Nate was not a glory-seeker and never sought the spotlight. He asked not to be made a hero of," the post said. "But the life he lived inspires reflection and imitation."

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Jessie from Auckland, NZ   July 13th, 2010 1:13 am ET

Condolences.

Man's inhumanity to man continues. When will there ever be peace in our world and in our hearts and minds.


onlylogic   July 13th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

The impact of Mel Gibson's rant means NOTHING to millions of people, That is between Mel, his wife, and the police. How about spending the time with MILLIONS of individual stories who are hurting because of our government's game with unemployment crisis?. This is an EMERGENCY–NOW! Why do you cater to one family?


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