Dlamini-Zuma condemns deadly Somali terror attack

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

AU Commission chairwoman, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – THE former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated at a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia.
It was reported the Al-Shabaab group killed more than 50 soldiers and seized military vehicles and weapons in a camp at Kolbiyow, in Lower Juba.
Dlamini-Zuma, while reaffirming the African Union’s commitment to fighting terrorism in all its forms, assured of the union’s strong commitment to a stable and peaceful Somalia.
She expressed the solidarity of the AU and its Mission to Somalia (AMISONM) for their relentless efforts in fighting and defeating the terrorist group and contributing to building peace and stability in Somalia and the region.
The AMISOM troops in the camp have since been reinforced and are currently undertaking a clearing and stabilisation operation.
A year ago the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab carried out a similar attack on a Kenyan base in the town el-Ade.
In that raid the Islamist group said it had killed more than 100 soldiers, but the Kenyan government refused to give its casualty figures.

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