Uganda says 12 killed in So­ma­lia Shabaab at­tack

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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