Al-Shabab fighters attack African Union convoy in southern Somalia, killing at least 8
Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group have killed at least eight African Union soldiers in an ambush in southern Somalia, the country’s military officer said on Sunday.
Col. Muhyadin Yasin said al-Shabab fighters attacked a military convoy near Bulo-Marer town in Lower Shabelle region.
At least eight people were killed, though Al-Shabab is claiming that the attack killed 39 soldiers.
Uganda’s defense ministry confirms the attack and says an unknown number of troops were killed.