Al-Shabaab militants kill Ugandan soldier

 19 Jan 2017 - 11:17

Al-Shabaab militants kill Ugandan soldier
A man in Nairobi, Kenya, watches a video released by Somali militant group al-Shabab showing a Ugandan soldier moments before he was executed, on January 18. Al-Shabab said it captured the soldier in September 2015 during an attack on an African Union base. / SIMON MAINA/AFP.

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MOGADISHU, Somalia: Somali militant group Al-Shabaab killed a Ugandan soldier, according to a video released by the group on Wednesday.

Al-shabaab has released a video showing the militants killing a Ugandan soldier who had been kept by the group as the "prisoner of war" since an attack on African Union Mission forces base in Janalle, lower Shabelle region in 2015.

The Ugandan soldier, called as Masassa m.Y., was serving under AMISOM before getting captured by the militants.

The video shows the soldier sitting in front of an Al-Shabaab militant holding a pistol.

Al-Shabaab militants also released a statement in their radio channel, saying that they had killed the Ugandan soldier after sending a message to his government and his fellow soldiers in Somalia.