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Heartbreaking news

July 12, 2010

Most of you have probably heard about the terrorist attacks in Kampala, Uganda by now.

At least three bombs exploded Sunday in a synchronized attack on large gatherings of World Cup soccer fans watching the televised final on outdoor screens in this normally peaceful capital, turning a boisterous night of cheering into scenes of death and panic. The police and witnesses said more than 50 people were killed, including some foreigners, among them at least one American.

The bombs struck at 10:30 p.m. local time in the middle of the match between Spain and the Netherlands under way in South Africa, hitting a popular Ethiopian garden restaurant and a large rugby field in a different Kampala neighborhood where hundreds of people had massed to watch the game.

The one American mentioned was Nate Henn, a volunteer with Invisible Children.

There’s nothing I can say except that my love and prayers are going out to all those in Uganda and around the world who lost loved ones yesterday.

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