2 al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia in USA airstrike campaign

"We have the ground information that suspected Al-Shabaab militant on luxury vehicle was killed by an airstrike near Bariiri area in this region on Tuesday, we can not tell who but those who carried out the strike would know him", Mohamed said.

Somali-based al-Shabaab militants killed five police officers Tuesday and burnt a police vehicle in the town of El-Wak close to the Kenya-Somali border.

The attackers also burnt a police lorry while several officers were injured in the evening ambush.

Bundotich said the first attack targeted a group of Administration police officers who were on patrol where two officers and three reservists were killed.

A contingent of GSU officers who were first to respond to the scene were also ambushed by the militants.


Hassan Nor Mohamed, Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle region for Security Affairs, confirmed the attack, saying the vehicle was completely destroyed and the suspected militant died on the spot.

Al Shabaab militants have killed five security officers in Mandera.

The attack comes few days after suspected militants attacked Ijara AP camp and police station in the neighbouring Garissa County.

The group lost its foothold in Mogadishu in 2011 but has continued its fight and still controls vast rural areas and is widely blamed for the country's worst ever bombing, which in October left 512 dead.

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