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Drone strike kills Al-Shabaab commander in Somalia

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

IANS [ Updated: October 29, 2013 7:29 IST ]
drone strike kills al shabaab commander in somalia
drone strike kills al shabaab commander in somalia

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.

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