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UPDF soldier kills three colleagues in Mogadishu

Bethel | 95timefm


Investigations have kicked off into circumstances under which a UPDF soldier under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia shot three of his colleagues dead in Mogadishu yesterday morning.

According to sources privy with the matter, the incident happened when the soldier attached to the 23rd battalion and was deployed to guard at Aden Adde International Airport out of nowhere shot a colleague dead.

Whoever tried to intervene was also shot down.

The spokesperson of the UPDF contingent in Somalia, Capt George William Musinguzi confirmed the incident and identified the shooter as Corporal Simon Agaba attached to Base camp in Mogadishu.

He says Investigations have commenced to establish the true cause of the soldier’s actions which are suspected to be a result of stress disorders.