Al-Shabaab leader threatens more Uganda attacks

The leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for twin bombings in Uganda during the Soccer World Cup final has threatened further attacks.

The leader of al-Shabaab—Sheik Muktar Abu Zubayr—also thanked the militants who carried out Sunday’s bombings in Uganda. The attacks killed 76 people.

In the audio message played on Mogadishu radio stations on Thursday, Abu Zubayr told Uganda’s president that Sunday’s attacks were only the beginning.

The bombings on Sunday ripped through a restaurant and rugby club. Al-Shabaab said the bombings were revenge for Uganda’s deployment of peacekeepers in Mogadishu with the African Union.—Sapa-AP