Uganda marks 7 years since Kampala bombings

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Today marks exactly 7 years since the 2010 bombings in Kampala

Today marks exactly 7 years since July 11 Kampala bombings where 84 people were killed at Kyadondo Rugby Club.

On this day in 2010, at least 86 people, many of whom were football fans watching the final of the World Cup, were killed in two separate yet coordinated Al Shabaab-claimed blasts at Kyadondo Rugby Club and the Ethiopian Village Restaurant.

A third bomb at another Kampala hangout place where hundreds of more football fans were packed failed to detonate.

In 2016, eight people were convicted on various charges including terrorism.

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Five others were acquitted and days later, they were charged with fresh terrorism charges.

Ugandans today took to social media to commiserate with those who lost loved ones and hopes for strength for those who live to tell the tales of that horrifying day.

Some were seen sharing pictures of candles to offer prayers and escort the souls of the dead to rest peacefully in heaven.

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