UPDF kills two insurgents in Somalia

soldiers_2.jpgUgandan troops in the Somali capital Mogadishu have killed two insurgents after a foiled attack on a UPDF base. The UPDF also recovered two rifles during the attack. The attempted attack by the Somali insurgents reportedly to have met solid resistance from the UPDF who repulsed the Islamic militants.


The attack on the Ugandan base occurred at Kilometer four which is located in the City Centre of Mogadishu. The Army Spokesman Major Paddy Ankunda has confirmed that no UPDF soldier currently on an Au mission the country was injured in the late evening attack.

The attack is the second in a period of two weeks. Last week five Ugandan soldiers sustained minor injuries. It's confirmed that the injured soldiers are now well after receiving medical treatment and will soon be deployed back in the line of duty.

Somalia has been without an effective government for the last 17years. Hundreds have been left homeless and dozens others killed in the 17year old insurgency.

Attempts by the African Union to mobilize a strong 8000 force has paid little as many African states continue to be reluctant to contribute troops. So far only Uganda and Burundi have contributed troops in the volatile Somalia to man peace.