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Al-Shabab Group Ambush Kills 18 AU Troops in Somalia
« on: July 31, 2017, 12:15:45 AM »

At least 18 African Union troops were killed in a deadly ambush in the Lower Shabelle region by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told reporters.

The attack, near near Golweyn village, 120 kilometers south of Mogadishu, targeted a supply convoy of 24 vehicles near the town of Bulo Marer.

Al-Shabab claimed killing 39 AU soldiers, but military officials say that figure is exaggerated.

The convoy of Ugandan soldiers was as part of AMISOM that left Shalanbod town.

Residents in Jeerow village also told reporters that they saw al-Shabab fighters dragging the bodies of two soldiers

AU military spokesman Wilson Rono confirmed the ambush in an interview with reporters.

“There was an IED [Improvised Explosive Device] that was made on the road that hit our convoy and then they followed that up with an ambush, but so far we have not gotten the details of the casualties on both sides,” he said.

Rono denied the figure claimed by al-Shabab.

“That figure is farfetched.”



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