Italy to train Somali police force on counter terrorism_English_Xinhua

KAMPALA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — An Italian specialized unit is to train the Somali police force in counter terrorism operations in a bid to rid the horn of African country of terrorist groups. Franco Frattini, Italian Foreign Minister told reporters here on Friday on a one-day visit to Uganda that the anti-terrorism group will be trained in Kenya if the Kenyan government okeys the idea. “We offered yesterday to President Sheik Sharif (Somali President) .. to establish a very robust police anti-terrorist unit, trained by the Italian Carabinieri,” he said shortly after a meeting with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Uganda is one of the countries contributing peacekeepers to the African Union peacekeeping mission in the volatile country.

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