The UAE Ministry of Defense said on Sunday three members of the Emirati Armed Forces and an officer from the Bahrain Defense Force were killed in a terrorist act in Somalia.
The troops were on a training mission at a military base in the Somali capital to train and qualify the Somali Armed Forces as part of a bilateral agreement that falls within the military cooperation between the two countries.
The Ministry said on its X official account that the UAE continues to coordinate and cooperate with the Somali government in investigating the "heinous terrorist act."
The attack Saturday targeted the troops at the General Gordon Military Base in Mogadishu.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud offered his condolences to the UAE for the loss of its troops.