Published On: Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

UPDF Soldiers Injured in Mogadishu bomb Attacks

Two Ugandan soldiers were yesterday injured and eight Somali nationals killed in an early morning attack on the African Union forces base in Somalia.

The spokesperson of the Ugandan contingent, Capt Flavia Telimulungi, told Daily Monitor on phone yesterday that two vehicles loaded with explosives attacked the entrance to the Halane base camp that is guarded by UPDF.

“This morning at 9am, two Vehicle Bond Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) blasted outside near the entrance to Halane camp in Mogadishu. UPDF have not lost any of its soldiers,” she said.

Capt Telimulungi said the soldiers got minor injuries. At least eight people were reportedly killed in the two huge blasts.

The first blast, reportedly from a lorry packed with explosive materials, struck the Madina Gate, the main entrance to the base. A second bang followed shortly, which targeted a security post close to the base.

Source: The Monitor 

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