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Much-loved Ugandan pastor among dead in Kampala World Cup terror blast

Peter Mutabazi and his wife Alice

A much-loved Ugandan pastor was amongst those killed in last Sunday’s terror blasts that ripped through two locations while people were watching the World Cup final game on television.

He was Peter Mutabazi who pastored a local Pentecostal church at Bwaise, in the suburbs of Kampala.

The pastor was amongst the 76 people who were killed, while hundreds were injured.

“On that fatal night, Peter and some visiting American missionaries were seated in the Ethiopian Restaurant where they had gone for dinner and also to watch the World Cup Final,” said Alex Mitala, General Overseer, National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda.

“Al Shabaab, a terrorist group of extreme Islamic Somalis, claimed responsibility for the bomb blast in which Peter died and also five of the missionaries were seriously injured. The same group are believed to be connected to Al Qaeda.

“Peter left behind Alice, his widow and five children. His burial took place on July 13th, in Mpigi District Central Uganda, where I originally planted that local church and later handed it over to P.A.G mission. We shall all miss Peter.”

On his Facebook page, Peter Mutabazi wrote, “We live in one of the biggest slums of Kampala the capital city of Uganda.”

Now his many friends in that slum area will be mourning the untimely death of their friend.

For more information about his work, please visit www.bpcministries.org

Dan Wooding, Assist News Service

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