US Condemns Al Shabaab’s Attack on Peacekeepers in Somalia

The United States condemned the attack by the Al Shabaab movement on a military base of African peacekeeping forces in Somalia.

“The United States strongly condemns today’s attack by Al-Shabaab in Buulo Mareer on the Ugandan peacekeeping forces deployed to the African Union Transition Mission (ATMIS) in Somalia,” Matthew Miller, the US Department of State Spokesperson, said in a statement.

“We express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and friends and wish a full recovery to those injured. The United States commends the bravery and sacrifice of the troops participating in this important mission. We stand with our Somali and African Union partners in the fight to defeat terrorism and to advance peace and stability for the Somali people.” The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab movement, which has been fighting the Somali authorities since 2007, claimed responsibility for the attack, without revealing the extent of the losses.

Source: Qatar News Agency