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July 12, 2010

Six local residents survive terrorist bombing in Uganda

HUMMELS WHARF —

The pastor of a Christ Community United Methodist Church says six people injured in explosions in Uganda were doing missionary work with a church there.

Police in Uganda believe an al-Qaida-linked group is behind the double blast that killed at least 64 people on Sunday.

The Rev. Kathleen Kind, pastor at Christ Community Church, said six of the injured were from her church and other churches in the central Pennsylvania region.

They are: Joanne Kerstetter, Emily Kerstetter, Thomas Kramer, Pam Kramer, Kris Sledge and Lori Sebulime, all of the Selinsgrove area.

They were part of a group of 14 that was scheduled to return today.

Rev. Kind says the injured have been in contact with their families and that one of them - Kris Sledge, 18, of Selinsgrove - suffered a serious leg wound.

She says the church community is praying for the victims.

The bombs exploded at two sites in Uganda's capital late Sunday as people watched the World Cup final on TV, killing at least 64 people.

Police Chief Kale Kaihura said he believed that Somalia's most feared militia — al-Shabab, which has pledged loyalty to al-Qaida — could be behind the attacks.

One of the bombs went off at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala, Uganda's capital. Al-Shabab views Ethiopia as an enemy. The second blast went off at a restaurant called the Kyadondo Rugby Club.

Kaihura said 14 people were killed at the restaurant and that the toll at the Rugby Club was far higher.

At the scenes of the two blasts, chairs were overturned. Blood and pieces of flesh littered the floor.

Sledge was with a group of six Americans had been watching the World Cup at the Ethiopian restaurant. They were part of a church group in the country for three weeks.  A larger group from the church participated in the trip, but several returned home Wednesday.

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