Missionaries, U.S. Citizen Victims in Uganda Attacks

A terrorist group linked to al Qaeda is claiming responsibility for two explosions that killed at least 74 people in Uganda as they watched the World Cup finale. One American died and several members of a Pennsylvania church group were also injured in the blast.

“It was an explosion,” said a rescue services member. “We just saw it and that’s all we know. We are not sure. We can’t make a comment. But all we know is it was an explosion.”

The two simultaneous blasts occurred at a rugby club — where Ugandans were watching the final game between Spain and the Netherlands — and at an Ethiopian restaurant.

Authorities in Kampala say Somalia’s most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible.

Nate Henn was the 25-year-old American killed in the attacks. He worked for a California-based children’s charity.

Other Americans were wounded, including several young missionaries from Christ Community Church in Selinsgrove, Penn.

Pastor Kathleen Kind spoke with CBN News about the need for prayer. Read more.

Source: CBN News

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