Somalia : two Ugandan peacekeepers shot dead

A Changing Environment Brings Opportunities and Threats for the African Union. Photo : AU

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Two Ugandan peacekeepers were killed and an unknown number injured in a Tuesday ambush in Marka town in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, a military spokesperson said here on Wednesday.

The two soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) were ambushed and killed by militant group al-Shabaab, ahead of Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed’s visit to the region.

Uganda contributes some 6,500 soldiers to the 22,000 African Union peacekeeping force deployed to pacify the war-torn Horn of African country.

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