Shabaab fighters kill 12 soldiers in southern Somalia | gulftoday.ae

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KAMPALA: Twelve Ugandan soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush by Al Shabaab extremists in southern Somalia on Sunday, Uganda’s military said on Monday.

The troops are deployed to Somalia as peacekeepers under the banner of the African Union.

The Ugandans were conducting a joint patrol with Somali forces when they were attacked in Lower Shabelle region, according to Ugandan authorities.

There was no word on any casualties among the Somali forces.


Al Shabaab claimed it killed 39 soldiers. It was not possible to verify the claim; the group frequently inflates death tolls from attacks carried out by its fighters.

Sunday’s attack came hours after a car bomb in Somalia’s capital killed at least five people, most of them civilians, shattering a month of relative calm in Mogadishu.

Associated Press


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