The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) today gave information that its forces killed 22 Al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Sunday.
The army deployed in Somalia under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) killed the terrorists when they attempted to attack bases at Quoroyole, Buulo Mareer, and Golwen in Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia, UPDF deputy army spokesperson Col. Deo Akiiki said in a statement statement, Xinhua reported.
Four UPDF soldiers were killed and six others sustained minor injuries in the morning battle, the statement said. “Eight of their vehicles that included two vehicle-borne improvised explosives were destroyed,” Akiiki said, adding that rifles, rocket propelled guns, recoiless guns and sub-machine guns were also captured.
Uganda is one of the countries which contribute peacekeepers to AMISOM. Other countries include Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti.