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54 Ugandan soldiers were killed in the attack of the Al-Shabab terrorist group

5 Jun 2023 - 9:13

After the statement of the Al-Shabab terrorist group about the suicide attacks on the location of the African Union delegation, Uganda announced that 54 soldiers of this country were killed in this attack.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced that 54 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack by Al-Shabab terrorist group on a base in Somalia about a week ago.
Local sources previously reported that the Somali group al-Shabab attacked a base in Bulu Merir city, 110 kilometers south of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on the 26th of May. The base where the Ugandan forces attached to the African Union Mission in Somalia were stationed.
In a statement on the same day, while taking responsibility for the attack, al-Shabab announced that its elements had killed 137 soldiers by carrying out suicide attacks. However, the Somali government and the delegation of the African Union did not issue a statement in this regard.
The president of Uganda has recently officially confirmed the death of the country's soldiers in an attack by the Al-Shabab terrorist group.
Since 1991, Somalia has become the scene of civil war and since 2007, it has witnessed the rebellion of an armed group known as "Al-Shabab". This group is trying to overthrow the legitimate government of Somalia, and since then, it has carried out many terrorist operations in Mogadishu and other Somali cities, and many people have been victims of these attacks.
In 2011, the al-Shabab terrorist group was driven from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, and lost many of its bases; but this group still dominates many rural areas. The Somali army is facing a lack of equipment and disorganization to deal with the threats of the al-Shabab terrorist group.

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