Somalia: 22 soldiers killed, 16 others injured in U.S airstrike near Galkayo
Mogadishu, Somalia (SONNA + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Galmudug’s Security Minister Osman Isse Nor said Wednesday that 22 of their forces were killed and 16 others injured in an airstrike at an army base about some 30 kilometers east of Galkayo town in Mudug region.
Mr. Isse accused of Puntland State to have given wrong information to U.S officials in the region, then U.S drones carried out the attack that brought the casualties to their forces, destruction of vehicles in the area.
“ U.S. drones attacked our army base east of Galkayo town and killed 22, injured 16 other soldiers and destroyed vehicles, we believe Puntland Security forces gave wrong intel to the U.S, we need response from united States of America”, the Minister said.
There is no comment from U.S officials and the federal government of Somalia on this incident so far.
This is the deadliest airstrike mistakenly targeted to Somali forces in the country rather than militant group of Al-Shabaab.