Irishwoman killed in Uganda was lay missionary

Tuesday 13 July 2010 20.00
Kampala - 74 killed in two bomb blasts on Sunday
Kampala - 74 killed in two bomb blasts on Sunday

The Irishwoman who died in Sunday's bomb blasts in Uganda has been named by the Department of Foreign Affairs as Marie Smith from Dublin.

The 51-year-old lay missionary had worked for over 30 years in Africa.

Ms Smith was among 74 people killed in two bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday.

Somali Islamists are being blamed for the attacks, which saw bomb blasts rip through two bars packed with soccer fans watching the World Cup Final.

One bombing targeted the Ethiopian Village restaurant in the Kabalagala district, a popular nightlife spot, which was full of football fans and is popular with foreign visitors.

The second attack struck a rugby club showing the match.