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Woman held over July 11 bomb blasts

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th July 2010 03:00 AM

THE girlfriend of one of the suicide bombers who attacked two venues in Kampala, killing at least 76 people about two weeks ago, has been arrested by the Police.

THE girlfriend of one of the suicide bombers who attacked two venues in Kampala, killing at least 76 people about two weeks ago, has been arrested by the Police.

By Vision reporter

THE girlfriend of one of the suicide bombers who attacked two venues in Kampala, killing at least 76 people about two weeks ago, has been arrested by the Police.

Three other suspects have also been detained in Kenya over the attacks, sources said yesterday.

Police chief Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura said the woman had links with the man who set off the bomb at Kyadondo Rugby Club, where soccer fans were watching the World Cup finals. The man was Eritrean, he said.

The woman is helping the Police with the investigation, Kayihura added.
Following the bombings, the Police issued three hotlines for the public to relay information on the attackers.

It was not clear if this is how the Police learnt about the woman, who joins over 20 suspects undergoing interrogation over the attack for which al-Shabaab militants based in Somalia claimed responsibility.

Kayihura also revealed that the Police had interrogated Jamal Abdula Kiyemba, the Ugandan once detained at Guantanamo Bay over the September 11, 2001 terror attack on the US in which thousands perished.

Kayihura said an informer saw Kiyemba, 31, and alerted security. “He was picked up and interrogated but the team did not find any connection between him and the attackers and was freed,” he stated.

Without elaborating, Kayihura added that the investigations were “progressing smoothly” and promised to publicise the findings soon.

Sources said three more suspects had been arrested in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. They played a major role in the Kampala bomb blasts, the source explained.

The suspects are due to be extradited to Uganda to face interrogators who include America’s FBI agents, the source added.

Woman held over July 11 bomb blasts

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