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Ugandan soldiers search for explosive devices next to their base in Ceeljaale, Somalia on September 19, 2019. PHOTO | TINA SMOLE | AFP
UPDF spokesperson Felix Kulayigye told The Nation Africa that the attack was carried out by “foreign insurgents” without giving further details.
He said they were “cross-checking the information” with the African union transition mission in Somalia (ATMIS) headquarters before issuing a statement.
Reports indicate the attackers, suspected to be Al Shabaab militants, attempted to storm the base located some 110 kilometres south of Mogadishu before a series of explosions rented the air.