Other countries with troops in Somalia include Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.

Uganda has at least 6,000 troops of the total 22,000-strong AMISOM force.

However, these have been targets of Alshabab attack where a recent one in April last year left four Uganda army officers dead and others injured after suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists attempted to attack AMISOM Forward Operating Bases at Quoroyole, Buulo Mareer and Golwen in Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia.