74 World Cup fans were injured in the explosions at a Kampala rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant. Police are investigating whether the blasts were suicide bombings, and blamed Somalia’s al-Shabab militants. Al-Shabab has threatened to hit Kampala in the past.
African Union troops from Uganda and Burundi are based in Mogadishu to protect the fragile government.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom force) is engaged in frequent firefights with Islamist insurgents which control much of Somalia.