By Watchdog reporter

The remains of Uganda People’s Defence Force(UPDF) soldiers who were killed in Somalia by Al-shabab militants on Sunday have been brought home for burial.

The plane carrying caskets with bodies of the deceased arrived at Entebbe Airbase on Wednesday afternoon.

The bodies were received by relatives of the dead soldiers and a delegation from UPDF headed by Lt. General Wilson Mbadi, the deputy Chief of Defence Forces.

UPDF’s flag was flown at half-mast in respect for the deceased.

The soldiers were ambushed at Goryowein along Bulu-maler and Beladamin in Lower Shabelle region, about 140 km Southwest of the capital Mogadishu as they patrolled to secure Mogadishu-Barawe road which is the main supply route to the UPDF forward bases.