Somalia – Attack against an AMISOM unit (30 July 2017)


France condemns the attack perpetrated on July 30 by the al-Shabaab group against a unit belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Goryowein, which killed 12 Ugandan soldiers and injured seven others.

We extend our condolences to the bereaved and to the Ugandan authorities.

We pay tribute to the work of AMISOM and the commitment of the Ugandan contingent – which represents more than 6,000 troops out of a total of 22,000 – to restoring peace in Somalia.

Together with our partners, we stand alongside the Somali government and the African Union in the fight against terrorism.