SNA Recover Burundi Army Weapons After Deadly Alshabaab Ambush
The Somali National Army on Sunday handed over weapons that were recovered from the scene of the ambush on a Burundian convoy north of Bal’ad town. Present at the handover of the machine guns and ammunition in Jowhar was Hirshabelle State President Mohamed Abdi Ware, SNA Commander Mohamud Ma’alin Koronto, the Jowhar Somali Police Commander and Amisom commanders. Ware submitted a letter of condolences to the Burundi Amisom commanders present Amisom commanders commended the SNA bravery and asked for cooperation with Hirshabelle leadership. On Friday Alshabaab attacked a convoy of Amisom military vehicles escorting trucks that were delivering food supplies to a military base in Middle Shabelle region. The trucks were destroyed. Burundi said five of its soldiers were killed and militant group Alshabaab claiming 23 deaths.