Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremists have launched an attack on a base for African Union troops in country's south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire.
Four others Ugandans were injured, Karemire told The Associated Press. At least 22 of the attackers were killed and the rest were repelled, he said.
According to the Garowe Online media outlet, the militant group had also attacked a base of the African Union in Somalia killing 59 soldiers. At the same time, the incident had not been confirmed by the African Union Mission to Somalia.
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Photos purported to show dead Al-Shabab fighters killed in today’s attack on AMISOM base in Bulo Marer. Troops also collected weapons reportedly fled by the militants. (Other photos too graphic to share) pic.twitter.com/QGo1FhMM1f— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) April 1, 2018
— Mohamed Abdi Ali (@MrUpdate7) April 1, 2018
Earlier in March, a car bomb was detonated after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle near parliament headquarters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing four people and injuring ten.