Uganda bombing mastermind, 6 accomplices found guilty


KAMPALA: The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region’s worst attacks in decades. Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia’s Shebab targeted football fans watching the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at a restaurant and a rugby club in the Ugandan capital. Of the 13 men tried, seven were convicted and found guilty of terrorism, murder and attempted murder, and are expected to be sentenced on Friday. Five others were acquitted of those charges, another was acquitted of lesser crimes.



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