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IF THE Somali terror group al-Shabab is responsible for the deadly attacks in Uganda, it could mean the group is capable of carrying out attacks in Africa and beyond, according to an intelligence assessment by the FBI and the US's Homeland Security Department.
Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the explosions that killed 76 people watching the World Cup final in Uganda on Sunday.
Intelligence officials have long warned that sporting events and large gatherings are attractive targets for terrorists.
US President Barack Obama, pictured, said the statements indicate that al-Shabab and other terrorist organisations see Africa "as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill innocents without regard to long-term consequences for their short-term tactical gains".
Obama said the attacks were "tragic and ironic," coming as Africans celebrated and watched the World Cup in South Africa.
Intelligence officials have previously considered the al-Qaida-affiliated group a threat to the US. In 2007 and 2008, about 20 Somali-American men were recruited and left the Minneapolis area to join forces with al-Shabab.
Omar Hammami, a US citizen based in Somalia, has appeared in the terror group's media productions and urged people to travel to Somalia for terror training, according to a May 21 Homeland Security intelligence assessment about the evolution of terror threats to the US.
In June, two New Jersey men were arrested as they tried to fly from the US to Egypt with plans to continue on to Somalia to join al-Shabab. - Sapa-AP