Uganda: Ugandan soldier fatally shoots 3 colleagues in Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda – A Ugandan soldier has shot and killed three colleagues serving in Somalia as a part of an African Union peacekeeping pressure, Uganda’s navy mentioned Tuesday.

Uganda Folks’s Protection Forces spokesperson Brig. Normal Felix Kulayigye mentioned the soldier wakened on Monday morning and “sprayed bullets” at his colleagues. All 4 had been a part of the pressure guarding the worldwide airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

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“We are wondering if he was stressed or had a mental problem and we didn’t know,” Kulayigye mentioned, including that Uganda’s military has appointed a board of inquiry to search out the reason for the taking pictures.

He mentioned the soldier was arrested and can be flown to Uganda to face a navy court docket martial.

Uganda has had troops in Somalia since 2007 to combat the Somali rebels attempting to overthrow the federal government in Mogadishu. Kenya, Burundi, Djibouti and Ethiopia even have troops with the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia.

The final taking pictures involving Ugandan troopers in Somalia occurred in Might 2019 when a soldier shot and killed his superior officer earlier than killing himself.

In 2017, Uganda’s Nationwide Psychiatric Hospital opened a unit to assist troopers, particularly those that served in Somalia, overcome trauma following a rise in circumstances of troopers killing individuals in public locations.

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