One killed in Somalia air strike

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The US military said it killed a militant in an air strike in southern Somalia over the weekend during a battle pitting US and Somali government troops against al Shabaab Islamist fighters.

The US military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike was carried out on Octpber 6 in the vicinity of Kunyo Barrow, north of Kismayo.
“We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this air strike,” Africom’s statement read.

An Africom air strike on October 1, also near Kismayo, killed nine militants.