Uganda says 12 killed in Somalia Shabaab attack
Uganda’s military said yesterday it had lost 12 soldiers in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants in southern Somalia. The Al-Qaeda linked insurgents ambushed Ugandan troops that are part of an African Union force as they patrolled a supply route in the hotly-contested Lower Shebelle region, the military said in a statement. “From the battlefield, it is now confirmed that UPDF lost 12 gallant soldiers with seven sustaining injuries,” the statement from the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces said. The attack occurred in the village of Golweyn, some 120 kilometers from the capital Mogadishu. The AU mission said an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in an ambush.