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Ugandan troops to form U.N. guard force in Somalia

By Reuters | Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:25 PM
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MOGADISHU, March 3 (Reuters) - Uganda will send about 400 extra troops to Somalia to protect U.N. personnel in the capital Mogadishu, officials said on Monday.

The United Nations requested a guard force last year after al Shabaab militants attacked the main U.N. compound in Mogadishu in June, killing at least 22 people.

"It is to provide security to the United Nations so that AMISOM is not bogged ...

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