Al Shabaab claims to have killed 39 AMISOM Soldiers in an Ambush in Southern Somalia

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    Al Shabaab claims to have killed 39 AMISOM Soldiers in an Ambush in Southern Somalia

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Al Shabaab Militants have on Sunday claimed to have killed 39 AU soldiers in an ambush near Southern Somalia town of Buulo Mareer.

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Newly deployed soldiers of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) on arrival at Aden Abdulle International Airport on April 7, 2017. The troops are to serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). AMISOM Photo/Omar Abdisalan
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Al Shabaab Militants have on Sunday claimed to have killed 39 AU soldiers in an ambush near Southern Somalia town of Buulo Mareer.

The Ugandan contingent of AU Mission to Somalia were attacked at Golweyn village while traveling to Buulo Mareer town in Lower Shabelle region. The militants also claimed to have overpowered the AMISOM troops and took their weapons and ammunition.

"We have killed 39 Ugandan soldiers among them senior 7 ranking officials” Ali Mohamoud Rage, spokesman for the group said.

The African Union Mission of Somalia (AMISOM) confirmed the attack on its twitter page saying that members of the Somali National Army and AMISOM convoy securing the Beladamini-Bulomarer Main Supply Route (MSR) came under an IED attack and ambush this morning.

However, AMISOM did not verify the claims of the Shabab as the group put the number of the casualties too high, which can not be independently verified.

"AMISOM salutes the gallant officers who have made sacrifices to ensure that peace is restored in Somalia” AMISOM said.

Recently, Joint Somali and AMISOM held meeting on transitioning security to Somali security forces.

- Horn Observer -



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