Al-Shabaab militant group said Thursday it has captured Ugandan soldier serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in a special raid in southern Somalia, KNN reports
The soldier whose name has not yet been identified was captured at an area located 3 km west of Qoryoley district, where AMISOM was accused for civilian causalities after shooting a minibus with RPG in the weekend.
The captured UPDF soldier was later paraded in Bariire village by Al Shabaab fighters in a pickup vehicle as a prisoner of war. AMISOM has already confirmed one of its soldiers gone missing from the military camp in Qoryoley town.
“An AMISOM soldier deserted AMISOM’s defensive position at Qoryoley district on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and we will continue with the search to find this missing soldier,” AU mission said in a Twitter post.