3 Emirati armed forces members, one Bahraini officer killed in Somalia

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Sun, 2024-02-11 00:33

RIYADH: At least five people were reported killed on Saturday in an apparent “terrorist” attack in the capital Mogadishu, and the United Arab Emirates’ defense ministry said three of the dead were Emirati soldiers and one was a Bahraini officer. A fifth fatality was presumed to be a Somali officer. 

In a post on X, the UAE Ministry of Defense said the victims were part of a mission to train Somali Armed Forces, under a program which falls within a military cooperation agreement between UAE and Somalia, the statement said.

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