Friday, July 16, 2010

Kenyan police arrest suspect near Somalia in connection with Uganda World Cup bomb attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A Kenyan official says police have arrested a suspect in connection with the Uganda bomb attacks during the World Cup final.



Northeastern Provincial Commissioner James ole Seriani says a man with a satellite phone and digital camera was arrested at a police checkpoint Wednesday near the Kenya-Somalia border.

Police say the man said he supported Somalia’s al-Qaida linked group, al-Shabab, despite his claim to be a member of the Ugandan army.

Seriani said Friday that police officers are interrogating the man to determine his nationality.

Kenya beefed up its security along its porous border with Somalia after al-Shabab claimed responsibility for Sunday’s twin blasts in Uganda that killed 76 people who were watching the World Cup final.

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