BUULA-MAREER (SD) – Ugandan forces, part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), and Al-Shabaab today clashed in the Buulo-Mareer district of the Lower Shabelle region.
Reports indicate that conflict began after Al-Shabaab attacked the Ugandan forces’ base in Buulo-Mareer. The skirmish lasted for about an hour, resulting in various casualties on both sides, despite intense fighting.
The battle caused significant damage, with both parties suffering losses, although the exact extent of the damage is not yet clear.
During the ongoing conflict, ATMIS forces reportedly repelled Al-Shabaab’s attack on the outskirts of the city, preventing further damage. ATMIS continues to maintain its position in Buulo-Mareer, as confirmed by security officials in the district.
The situation in Buulo-Mareer is tense. In May of this year, Al-Shabaab carried out a fierce attack, targeting the Ugandan forces’ bases in the area, leading to the deaths of numerous Ugandan soldiers.
Al-Shabaab has been active in the region for some time, causing instability and security concerns.
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