Gunmen ambush, kill 3 AU soldiers in Somalia


Ugandan soldiers taking Al Shabaab stronghold in Baraawe


Somali based militants, Al Shabaab on Sunday launched an attack on Amisom troops in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou said learnt with sadness news of an attack on AMISOM troops that same day.

The cowardly ambush on the troops took place on Sunday afternoon between Lego and Balidogle, he noted.

“Our gallant soldiers put up a spirited fight during which three of them lost their lives, while others sustained injuries,” Sidikou said.

“This attack on AMISOM peacekeepers is part of the continuous effort to subvert Somalia. It is an attempt at disrupting the growth that is evident across all regions, by the enemies of the Somali people,” said Ambassador Sidikou.

He added: “The blood of our brothers will however not be shed in vain. AMISOM will remain committed to pacifying Somalia.”

Ambassador Sidikou commiserated with the families of the soldiers who have lost their lives to the cause of stabilizing Somalia and wishes the injured quick recovery.

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