Uganda marks 1-year anniversary of terror attack

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 9:11 AM
Uganda marks 1-year anniversary of terror attack

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is calling for more international help to combat the Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack in Uganda one year ago.

Ugandans on Monday marked the anniversary of a double suicide bomb attack in Uganda's capital that killed 76 people who had gathered to watch the World Cup final.

Survivors and relatives gathered at a Kampala rugby club where one of the bombs went off.

Ugandan police last week issued a terror alert saying they received fresh threats from the al-Shabab militant group, Somalia's most dangerous militant group, which has ties to al-Qaida.

Uganda is a major contributor to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which supports Somalia's weak government in its fight against al-Shabab.