The United States strongly condemns today’s attack by Al-Shabaab in Buulo Mareer on the Ugandan peacekeeping forces deployed to the African Union Transition Mission (ATMIS) in Somalia.  We express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and friends and wish a full recovery to those injured.  The United States commends the bravery and sacrifice of the troops participating in this important mission.  We stand with our Somali and African Union partners in the fight to defeat terrorism and to advance peace and stability for the Somali people.

U.S. Department of State

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