Uganda issued a statement, through its president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni confirming 7 soldiers as missing in action after their base at Janaale 80 Kilometers from Mogadishu was ambushed by terrorists.
Military Intelligence confirmed 7 soldiers were captured alive by the Somali Islamist militants Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen.
Uganda has put the number to 6 though intelligence reports show a different figure.
19 Uganda’s People Defense Forces (UPDF) officers were killed in the terror attack.
President Museveni reported the sacking and subsequent court martial of the base commanders besides cited poor alertness at the base as main factor that then led to the killing of 19 soldiers and the capture of 7 officers.