Al-Shabaab video appears to show killing of Ugandan soldier

2017-01-18 09:10
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Hergeisa - Somalia's al-Shabaab extremist group has released a video that appears to show the killing of a Ugandan soldier who had been held captive since an attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in 2015.

The footage released on Tuesday shows the soldier, called Masassa MY, sitting handcuffed with someone holding a gun near the back of his head.

The footage shows him falling backward onto the ground.

The video says he was captured during the attack in Janale town.

Al-Shabab claimed it killed more than 50 Ugandan troops there, though Ugandan officials reported 19 deaths.

A Ugandan army spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

It is not clear how many soldiers might still be held captive from the Janale attack.

The extremist group killed one in November 2015.

Read more on:    al shaabab  |  somlia  |  uganda  |  east africa
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