Air strike by US military kills eight Islamic extremists in Somalia

Updated On : 11 Jun , 2017 , 11:44 PM
Air strike by US military kills eight Islamic extremists in Somalia (Source: PTI)
Air strike by US military kills eight Islamic extremists in Somalia (Source: PTI)
Mogadhishu:

An air strike conducted by the US military in Africa killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp in southern Somalia, 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu, the capital.

A US military statement said the attack happened on Sunday morning. There was no immediate comment on the air strike from Somalia's homegrown extremist group, al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida.

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed the air strike, saying that Somali and partner forces destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the Middle Jubaregion.

Read more: Al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base kills nearly 70 people

He said such attacks would disrupt the group's ability to conduct new attacks within Somalia.

First Published : Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:28 PM

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