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Posted at 3:23 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Ellicott City teen hurt in Ugandan blast

By Washington Post editors

A 16-year-old girl from Maryland is among the wounded in a pair of terrorist bombings in Uganda.

A family friend said Monday that Emily Kerstetter of Ellicott City, Md., was at a restaurant in the capital city of Kampala with her grandmother's church group from Pennsylvania on Sunday when the blasts occurred. Emily's injury was first reported by WMAR-TV in Baltimore.

The friend wouldn't describe the girl's injuries but said she is being flown to a trauma center in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more tests.

Family friend Nikki Liskovec says Emily's grandmother, Joanne Kerstetter, of Selinsgrove, Pa., suffered a broken arm in the blast but is well enough to accompany Emily to Johannesburg.

Liskovec says Emily's parents planned to leave Monday evening for Africa.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | July 12, 2010; 3:23 PM ET
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Please don't inform the President. He might have to condemn some crazy crypto-fanatic Islamic terrorist for this dispicable act.

No, strike the word "Islamic"..might offend somone. Wait a minute, if we use the word "terrorist" it might imply there's a war against has to go, and using the word "crazy" is insulting mentally challenged persons, and "dispicable" is highly subjective and can imply imposing the values of a "White" racist legal system on a subjegated "people."...

So He'll condemn the cryptos for causing all the blood. For short he'll condemn the Crypts for the Bloods. Wait a minute..that too is sort of racist profiling... (got to think, got to think...hummm what to say ...what to say)

Posted by: wjc1va | July 12, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

^Fox news is reporting that President Obama has condemned this "cowardly" act and is offering assistance to Uganda in recovery and apprehending/terminating the perpetrators.

now kindly shut your ignorant trap.

Posted by: j762 | July 12, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

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