Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

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189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters have been killed by Ugandan soldiers in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.

According to a report by Reuters, the Ugandan soldiers were working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia.

Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, whose aim is to support the central government and stop al Shabaab’s efforts to topple it.

“(The raid)… saw the forces put out of action 189 al Qaeda-linked fighters and destroyed a number of military hardware and items used by the terrorist attacks,” Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) said.

UPDF in a statement said that its soldiers on Friday had raided al Shabaab hideouts in the villages of Sigaale, Adimole and Kayitoy, just over 100 km (62 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu.

al Shabaab is yet to respond on the attack.

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