30 Al-Shabaab Militants Eliminated as UPDF Foil Attack on AMISOM Base

An assortment of weapons recovered from Alshabaab militants after Sunday's foiled attack

UPDF have killed over two dozens of terrorists during an operation to neutralise an attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

Thirty (30) terrorists were eliminated on Sunday following a foiled attack on the AMISOM Forward Operating Bases at Quoroyole, Buoolomere and Golwen in Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia.

The UPDF Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire said that eight vehicles belonging to the Al-Shabaab extremist terror group including 2 Vehicle Born Improvised Explosives were destroyed in Sunday’s operation.

The UPDF recovered an assortment of equipment from the terrorists. These included 4 PK Rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Guns, 2 Recoiless Guns, 1 Walkie Talkie and 18 Sub Machine Gun Rifles.

Brig Karemire says that mop up operations continue.

On a sad note, UPDF lost 4 soldiers serving under the AMISOM peacekeeping mission while 6 others sustained minor injuries during the operation on Sunday morning.

In October last year, a suicide bomb went off at the Safari hotel in Mogadishu killing over 300 people in what is said to be the most deadly attack by Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Al-Shabaab has been launching attacks in Somalia for decades killing peacekeepers and civilians to take control of the unstable country.

Uganda is among the troop contributing countries to stabilize the country. The country has for years contributed the biggest contingent to AMISOM.

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