4 UPDF soldiers slain, 30 militants dead in al-Shabaab raid

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] under African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] troops on Sunday morning killed 30 Al Shabaab terrorists that attempted to attack AMISOM Forward Operating Bases at Quoroyole, Buulo Mareer and Golwen in Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia.

Eight of their vehicles that included two Vehicle Born Improvised Explosives were destroyed.

Four PK Rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Guns, 2 Recoilless Guns, 1 Walkie Talkie and 18 Sub Machine Gun Rifles were captured from the terrorists.

The UPDF lost 4 gallant soldiers and 6 sustained minor injuries.

According to army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, AU troops first killed 22 militants but the death toll later rose to 30 insurgents.

Al-Shabaab on the other hand said it killed over 59 Ugandan soldiers.

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