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Monday, October 26, 2009

Somali Jihadists threaten to bomb Kampala and Bujumbura

Uganda and Burundi have condemned threats made by Somalia's Islamist Al Shabaab insurgents to strike Kampala and Bujumbura. The threats come in response to a firefight Thursday between peacekeepers and insurgents in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 30 people.

The violence broke out after Islamists fired on Somali president's plane as he headed to Kampala for an African Union summit on refugees and internally displaced persons.

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has warned the Islamist rebels that they will pay a heavy price if they carry out their attacks, and Burundi authorities say they take the threats seriously.


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