A video has been shared on social media, showing moments when Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) engaged Al-Shabaab militants in a fierce gun battle.
In the video, heavy missiles were being fired by UPDF towards the enemy side, which had tried to attack their base.
According to Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, commander of the UPDF, several al-Shabaab militants were killed in the attack.
However, he did not reveal the exact day the said attack happened. General Muhoozi, who is also President Yoweri Museveni's son, lauded the army by saying they are lethal
"UPDF light artillery in action in Somalia recently. Many Al Shabaab terrorists were eliminated in that action. Uganda ni hatari sana!" he tweeted.
Over the weekend, al-Shabaab through its affiliate media alleged that they had attacked army bases belonging to AMISOM forces.
They said in the attack, killed several soldiers from Uganda.
Today, the militants also claimed to have ambushed AMISOM forces from Uganda and allegedly killed several Ugandan soldiers and destroyed their vehicles.
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