43 Burundian soldiers killed in Somalia offensive


BUJUMBURA – At least 43 Burundian soldiers have been killed and 110 have been wounded since the start of a Somali government-African Union offensive against insurgents on February 23, military sources said.
“The official toll given so far is totally false,” a military source in Mogadishu who requested anonymity told AFP.
“In reality, 43 soldiers of the Burundi contingent … have been killed, another four are missing and 110 were wounded during the last joint offensive … in Mogadishu.”