US airstrike in Somalia kills Al-Shabab fighter

An Al-Shabab militant has been killed in a US airstrike in southern Somalia over the weekend, the Pentagon has said.

There has been fighting between Somali forces backed by the US troops in the south of the country.

The US military Africa Command (Africom) said the strike had been carried out on 6 October near the town of Kunyo Barrow, north of Kismayu.

“We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this air strike,” Africom’s statement read.

An Africom airstrike on Oct. 1, also near Kismayu in southern Somalia, killed nine militants.

Meanwhile, Al-Shabab said US forces abducted and killed an Islamic school teacher in the town Wanlaweyn early Tuesday morning.

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