Somalia: Too Many Al Shabaab Assaults Too Typically Depart Nations Anxious Over Doubtless Lapses
(The East African) – – Whilst the precise variety of casualties suffered within the newest assault by Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab on Ugandan peacekeepers stays unclear, troop-contributing international locations are alarmed on the frequency of lethal assaults on the forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia.
On September 1, Al Shabaab attacked a base at Janaale, 90km southwest of Mogadishu manned by Uganda Individuals’s Defence Forces, utilizing a automobile loaded with explosives. This was the second assault in a month on Ugandan troops, and the third in 5 weeks on Amisom forces.
The speed at which the assaults are occurring and their affect prompted UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala to fly to the Horn of Africa nation to evaluate if operational lapses contributed to the raid, which upon affirmation of casualty numbers may have the identical affect because the one on the Burundian base in late June.
By Julius Barigaba