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Uganda: High Court resumes trial of suspects of 2010 Al-Shabab terrorist attack


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(By Bonny Apunyu)

Uganda’s High Court has resumed the trial of the 13 suspects alleged to have been behind the July 11, 2010 twin bombings in Kampala in which Somali terrorist group Al- Shabab claimed responsibility.

Uganda’s New Vision reported Monday that the suspects are; Hussein Hassan Agad, Idris Magondu, Isa Ahamed Luyima, Hassan Haruna Luyima, Abubakari Batematyo, and Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia. Also included are; Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Omar Awadh Omar, Mohammad Hamid Sulaiman, Seleman Hijar Nyamandondo, Mohammad Ali Mohammad, Dr Ismael Kalule, and Muzafar Luyima.

The case was reportedly halted on March 31, a day after lead prosecutor, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Joan Kagezi was assassinated. According to New Vision, a total of 76 people lost their lives in the two incidents that occurred at Kyadondo Rugby Club and the Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kampala. Many were injured.

Revelers were watching the World Cup Final game between Spain and Holland, at the tournament played in South Africa.The third bomb that had been planted at the Makindye House on the same day, was defused before it exploded.

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