Attack in Somalia: Bodies of Ugandan Soldiers Returned Home

The bodies of eight soldiers killed in the Sunday al-Shabaab attacks in Somalia have been returned home. In a tweet, President Yoweri Museveni praised the soldiers for a spirited fight against the militants, whom he said had six vehicles that were loaded with explosives. "It is gratifying, however, that the bold but adventurous strategy of al-Shabaab failed. With constant vigilance, victory is assured. I congratulate our soldiers for the good work they did."

President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said that 36 al-Shabaab militants had been killed, while the Islamists claimed in a statement to have killed 59 Ugandan soldiers.

Uganda defence force officers patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia (file photo).

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