The Ugandan army said that Ugandan soldiers serving as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants in a strike on one of their camps.
Ugandan soldiers are part of the peacekeeping mission of the African Union in Somalia, which seeks to help the central government and avoid al Shabaab's attempts to overthrow it.
The Ugandan People's Defense Force (UPDF) said in a statement that al Shabaab hideouts had raided by its soldiers on Friday in the villages of Sigaale, Adimole and Kayitoy, just over 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, the capital.
There was no immediate comment from al Shabaab on the attack.
The group – which aims to topple Somalia’s government and impose its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law – controlled most of south-central Somalia until 2011, when it was driven out of Mogadishu by African Union troops.
Al Shabaab still carries out major gun and bomb attacks in spite of the loss of land, frequently citing casualty figures that disagree with those provided by government officials.