31 Jul 2010

Uganda bombing accused appear in court

8:47 am on 31 July 2010

Three Kenyans have been charged with the murders of 76 people in bomb attacks in Uganda earlier this month.

The Somali Islamist group, al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility for the attacks on football fans who were watching the world cup final in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

In a brief court appearance, the three men were also charged with terrorism and 10 counts of attempted murder. They have yet to enter pleas.

The prosecutor did not say how they believed the trio were connected with the Kampala bombings. At the time, police said there was strong evidence suicide bombers were involved.

The BBC reports Ugandan peacekeepers are in Somalia, helping the UN-backed government against al-Shabab, which has links to al-Qaeda.