Drone strike kills al Shabaab commander in Somalia

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:14

Mogadishu: Two al Shabaab militants, including a senior commander, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a drone strike in a Somalian town, witnesses said Monday.

The two men were instantly killed, while driving the vehicle in Jilib town, a stronghold of the al Qaeda linked militant group, reported Xinhua citing the witnesses from the town.

"The vehicle was hit by a missile shot by a drone and two occupants were killed. Their bodies were taken by al Shabaab fighters who came to the scene."

The slain commander of al Shabaab is believed to be a mastermind of "suicide missions".
The US military have carried out a series of attacks against the group`s leaders in Somalia.

IANS

First Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:14

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