National
AMISOM soldier killed protecting Somali workers
Publish Date: Feb 05, 2013
AMISOM soldier killed protecting Somali workers
Lt Gen Andrew Gutti paid tribute to the fallen soldier.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

Mogadishu – AMISOM has paid tribute to one of its own who was killed on Monday in an explosion while he was protecting Somali workers in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

In a press release, the AMISOM Force Commander, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti paid tribute to the fallen soldier, whose names have not been announced.

 The group says no other casualties were reported in the incident which took place at the Siad Barre Military Academy.

It was at this location that the dead soldier was helping to secure the area for Somali workmen hired to construct a fence.

The source of the explosion is yet to be determined but appeared to be a remote-controlled IED. Three suspects have been arrested and handed over to the Somali authorities.

Sending his condolences to the family and friends of the fallen soldier, Gen Gutti praised the soldier’s bravery and sacrifice.

The army general strongly condemned the attack, which he said had put Somali lives at risk.

“We are saddened by the loss of this brave soldier, though grateful that no one else was injured in the attack. It is sad that as Somalia strives to rebuild after decades of war, there are still those who would want to harm innocent citizens.

“AMISOM will not be deterred in its determination to secure the safety of the Somali people and to continue to build up the capacity of the country’s security forces,” he added.

The security situation in Mogadishu has improved over the last 18 months.

And this has been after Somali national security forces, supported by AMISOM, forced the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab terror group to abandon fixed positions in the city.

In December, the AMISOM Police component began conducting night patrols with their counterparts in the Somali Police Force which has seen a significant reduction in criminal and terror attacks on the civilian population.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Boy, 16, dies after mudslides hit house
A 16-year old boy died instantly after a heavy downpour instigated mudslides in Sheema district....
Woman leaps to her death at Workers House
A woman has been found dead at Workers House in Kampala in what is speculated to be a suicide case....
Gov’t launches residual spray against malaria
Government has launched the second phase of indoor residual spraying against malaria causing vectors in 14 more districts in Lango, Bukedi, Teso and Busoga sub regions....
Kawempe MP appeals to KCCA on evictions
MP Ssebuliba Mutumba appeals to KCCA to establish a plan for business people displaced by ongoing demolition of illegal structures in the city....
WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of 2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and Mali....
KCCA demolishes structures in Wandegeya
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has demolished several illegal structures in Wandegeya in an operation which lasted for close to five hours....
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter