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Somalia: 54 bodies of UPDF soldiers recovered – Museveni

By Executive Editor

A statement attributed to President Yoweri Museveni in regards to the recent attack on a UPDF base in Somalia is shortly being sent out.

In the statement, President Yoweri Museveni is quoted to have said that “The UPDF discovered the lifeless bodies of fifty-four (54) fallen soldiers, including that of one Commander Nyororo.”

Al Shabaab militants last week attacked a UPDF forward operating base in Buulo Mareer, approximately 120km southwest of Mogadishu in Lower Shabelle region.

The attack sparked heavy fighting between the UPDF and the militants who later overran the base killing several Ugandan soldiers and others were  taken as prisoners of war.

Initial reports indicated that 137 were at the base during the time of the attack.

This is a developing story.

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