Kampala-The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala on Thursday visited the Ugandan army camp in Somalia that was attacked by al shabaab insurgents, killing 10 soldiers.
Gen Katumba who rushed to Somalia on Wednesday to meet Ugandan army officers serving under African Union mission in Somalia.
“My visit was prompted by what happened here in Janaale, where we are now, where our base was attacked by the Al Shabaab using a vehicle bomb IED to breach the defense and where we incurred some casualties; some of our friends lost their lives. I came one, to assess how the situation was and to get a clear picture; how the whole thing happened, and also establish whether they were any flaws in terms of the response. I am convinced that the boys put up a good fight,” Gen. Katumba was quoted in a statement issued by African Union.
Meanwhile, the bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed were brought back home in a brief somber ceremony at Entebbe military airbase.
Brig Leopold Kyanda, who represented the Gen Katumba said 46 Al shabaab fighters were killed and three captured in the attack.