Kamapla, Uganda (Daily Monitor) – Somali insurgents detonated two suicide car bombs, Thursday morning, at African Union (AU) peacekeeping headquarter in Mogadishu, killing nine soldiers including the deputy force Commander, Maj. Gen. Juvenile Niyoyunguriza. The army spokesperson, Lt. Col Kulayigye said the Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha is among the ten who were injured in the deadliest attack. This is the worst attack on the peacekeepers ever since they deployed in Somalia in 2007 to support the transitional government of President Ahmed Sharif Ahmed. Col. Kulayigye said Gen. Mugisha sustained minor injuries and was receiving treatment at the AU medical unit in Mogadishu. Those who received serious injuries were yesterday afternoon evacuated to Nairobi for treatment. The suicide bombers, disguisedly drove in UN marked vehicles to the AU force headquarter before blowing up the peacekeepers’ head office, Col. Kulayigye said. “They came in Burundian convoy, driving two UN vehicles which were stolen early this year and attacked headquarter. We have lost nine and ten were injured,” Col. Kulayigye said they were still verifying to find out the number of the dead and injured Ugandans. “We are still finding out. These are preliminary findings. But the situation is bad,” he said.
Source: Daily Monitor, Sept 17, 2009