Al Shabaab Attacks Garissa Again

Uganda People Defense Forces has expressed dismay at the actions of one of its soldiers who yesterday and shot and killed four people before ending his life as well.

On Thursday evening, viagra dosage Private George Angule attached to the 17th Battalion at Karenga Trading Center in Kaabong district killed the innocent civilians for a reason yet to be established.

UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says Pte Angulu escaped from the unit with a firearm that he used to kill the four and injure 07 others before killing himself. The Police are investigating the cause of the killing.

Ankunda says the injured were evacuated by the UPDF and Uganda Wild Life Authority to St Joseph Hospital, Kitgum where they are in a stable condition.

However, one who was in a critical condition was further airlifted by Uganda Peoples’ Defence Air Forces to Mulago Hospital.”

“The UPDF Institution condemns all acts of aggression by individual soldiers against the civilians and is conducting investigations into the matter to minimize a repeat of a similar situation.”

He added, “Legal action will be taken in the event that the investigations reveal other persons being related to the offence.”

The army spokesperson sent out UPDF’s condolences to the families of the deceased persons and wished a quick recovery to the Injured.

Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in the northeastern Kenyan county of Garissa, approved the ministry of interior said on Friday.

The Somalia-based al Shabaab group, which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to pull its troops out of Somalia, struck a university in the same area last month, killing 148 people.

A ministry statement said the militants entered Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of Garissa town, but were driven back. “Security forces on Thursday evening thwarted an attempted attack at Yumbis village,” it said.

“Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the militants in a gun battle. No casualties were reported.”

A police source in the area who did not wish to be named said the militants roamed Yumbis for an hour in two trucks bearing Kenyan registration plates. They hoisted their black flag on a mosque where they held prayers, before they headed out to a nearby village called Damajale.

A combined force of police and the army drove them off about three hours later, the source said.

Kenya’s tourism industry, a top foreign exchange earner, has borne the brunt of the attacks, as worried tourists cancel their bookings.




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