Today a joint SNA/AMISOM UPDF patrol under 7th Battalion of Battle group twenty two was ambushed by Al Shabaab terrorists.
The incident took place at Gorowen between Bulumaler and Beladamini in Lower Shabelle region about 140Kms South West of Mogadishu.
UPDF spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, said the troops equivalent of a company minus were conducting a regular patrol to secure the Mogadishu Barawe Main Supply Route (MSR) which still harbours pockets of Al Shabaab insurgents.
“A lot of damage was inflicted on the enemy while our troops took fatalities whose number is yet to be ascertained and will be made known as the situation evolves,” Brig Karemire said in a statement.
He saluted the gallant officers and men who have made sacrifices to ensure that peace is restored in Somalia.
“Such incidents that require at times our soldiers to pay the ultimate price will not deter our resolve to accomplish the mission,” he added.