KAMPALA, Uganda - ABC2 News has learned that a teenager from Maryland is among the most seriously hurt during an explosion in Uganda.
16-year-old Emily Kerstetter is a rising junior at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. She was travelling to Uganda on a church mission with her grandmother. The group is from Christ Community United Methodist Church in Seligsgrove, Pennsylvania.
On the mission's website, it's asking familes to "pray that she receives the surgery she needs on her leg and that it will be fully restored and made whole."
The website also says that her parents are on their way to South Africa.
Most of the group travelled back to the United States last week, but Emily and her grandmother stayed behind for a couple of days. They were supposed to return to the area Tuesday.
An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group claimed responsibility for the bombing. 74 people were killed.
The militants say they will carry out attacks wherever their enemy
It was the group's first international attack.
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