Uganda Makes Arrests After Twin Lethal Bomb Blasts

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 set up at a third site, a government spokesman said on Tuesday,

The twin explosions ripped through two bars crowded with soccer fans watching the closing moments of the World Cup final on television late on Sunday.

"Arrests were made late yesterday after an unexploded suicide bomber's belt was detected in the Makindye area (of the capital Kampala)," said government spokesman Fred Opolot.

He did not say how many people were in prison after the attacks, for which a radical, al Qaeda-inspired Somali group, al Shabaab claimed responsibility.

Al Shabaab have susceptible further attacks on Uganda and Burundi, both of which have peacekeepers in the lawless Horn of Africa nation, if the troops are not withdrawn.

Opolot said there was no suggestion an African Union summit to be hosted by Uganda later this month would be cancelled subsequent to the bombings. Bookmark and Share