AU denies killing claim
MOGADISHU: The AU mission in Somalia (Amisom) on Sunday denied al-Shabaab claims that its fighters killed 39 AU soldiers in southern Somalia.
Amisom spokesperson Joe Kibet said: “I can confirm our soldiers came under attack this morning after their convoy hit an improvised explosive device. Only two were injured and the rest are safe.”
He said contrary to media reports attributed to al-Shabaab spokesperson Abdiasis Abu Musab, who said 39 soldiers were killed, the total number of soldiers did not even reach that number.
“This was a platoon, which is normally made up of less than 39 soldiers.” Xinhua