Gunmen kidnap Somali minister of state in Uganda

Source: Reuters

KAMPALA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped Somalia’s state minister for defence on Tuesday during a visit to the Ugandan capital Kampala, relatives and a Somali government source said. Few details were immediately available, but the source said Sheikh Yusuf Mohammad Siad, a former warlord who is also known as “Indaade”, was snatched from a residential house where family members were staying. Uganda provides about half the troops for an African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia. The government source clarified that the kidnap victim was state minister for defence, not the defence minister himself.
spotted by RS

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