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Ugandan soldiers in UN helicopter captured by al shabaab

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The latest information coming from Somalia indicates that Ugandans believed to be UPDF soldiers are among the passengers on the helicopter captured by al shabaab insurgents in Gadoon village in the Galgaduud region on Wednesday.

The helicopter got a technical glitch made in an emergency landing in the area controlled by al shabaab.

According to the UN memo, nine passengers were on the plane including military personnel and a third-party contractor. 

Sources say there were also Kenyans, Ukrainians, Somalis, Egyptians and Latvians. 

It’s not clear how many Ugandan soldiers were on the plane.  But the UN said in a memo that “All UN flights have been temporarily suspended in the vicinity until further notice,”.

According to Reuters news Agency, the aircraft encountered a defect shortly after taking off from Beledweyne city in central Somalia.

The alshabaab insurgents recently killed over 50 Ugandan soldiers in what has been described as the deadliest attack by al shabaab on the UPDF in Somalia.

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