AMISOM hunts for missing UPDF soldier in Somalia

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African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Thursday it is hunting for an AU peacekeeper gone missing on Wednesday from his defensive position at Qoryoley town.

In a statement posted on AMISOM’s official Twitter account, the AU mission said the soldier deserted his defensive base at Qoryoley in lower Shabelle region on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

AMISOM added Once they realized the soldier was missing a search party traced his footsteps for about 3km from the camp before disappearing in thickets.

Al shabaab said it has captured a UPDF soldier in a special operation near Qoryoley town, and paraded him in Barire and Awdhegle towns in Lower Shabelle region on Wednesday.

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