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PHOTOS: Tears As Fallen UPDF Soldiers’ Bodies Return From Somalia

The bodies of the 12 Ugandan soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Somalia on Sunday have been flown home.

A UPDF soldiers’ honour guard was mounted as they prepared to receive the bodies of their comrades

A military ceremony was held when their bodies arrived at Entebbe airport.

Relatives of the fallen soldiers were in tears

Family members were also present, and some were in tears when the plane touched down.

Property of the 12 fallen UPDF AMISOM soldiers killed by AlShabaab in Somalia being offloaded from the aircraft

Ugandan troops make up the largest contingent of Amisom – the African Union force which is supporting the government in Somalia in its fight against al-Shabab militants.

UPDF soldiers carry coffins containing the remains of their comrades at Entebbe Airport

This was the largest loss of life suffered by Uganda in Somalia since September 2015 when 19 soldiers were killed in an al-Shabab attack.

One thought on “PHOTOS: Tears As Fallen UPDF Soldiers’ Bodies Return From Somalia

  1. Nalukenge Lailah

    Oh so sad may their souls rest in internal peace ?? ? ?

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