US carries out air strike in Somalia, nine militants killed | Pakistan Today

US carries out air strike in Somalia, nine militants killed

NAIROBI: The US military said on Tuesday it had killed nine militants in an air strike in southern Somalia this week during a battle between US and Somali government troops and al Shabaab Islamist fighters.

The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike was carried out on October 1 approximately 40 km (25 miles) northeast of the city of Kismayo, which is in the south of the country. “We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this air strike”, Africom’s statement read.



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