Alshabaab kills more than 12 Burundian soldiers in Somalia ambush

Mogadishu, Sept. 16 (Hornnews24) – An ambush by Alqaida-linked group in Somalia has killed on Saturday more than 12 Burundian soldiers and injured others.

The massacre came when Alshabaab fighters attacked a Burundian military convoy north of the Somali capital Mogadishu, security sources said on Sunday.

“We’ve been informed about an ambush in which a number of Burundian soldiers were killed,” Abdikarim Hassan, a local Somali security official told AFP.

A senior official contacted by telephone in the Burundian city of Bujumbura told AFP 12 Burundian soldiers had been killed and six injured.

“Yes it’s true. Unfortunately 12 of our soldiers were killed and six others injured yesterday (Saturday) by AlShabaab who ambushed them as they were returning from a security mission in a convoy going from Jowhar to Mogadishu,” the Burundian official said on condition of anonymity.

Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement, confirming that ist fighters have killed 14 Burundian soldiers.

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