US drone strike kills two in Somalia

The drone fired a missile at the car in the outskirts of Jilib town in the Middle Jubba region.

US drone strike kills two in Somalia

World Bulletin / News Desk

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least two al Shabaab insurgents driving in a car south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, residents said on Monday.

The drone fired a missile at the car in the outskirts of Jilib town in the Middle Jubba region, some 120 km to the north of the port of Kismayu to the south.

"This afternoon, I heard a big crash and saw a drone disappearing far into the sky, at least two militants died," said Hassan Nur a resident in the area.

"I witnessed a Suzuki car burning, many al Shabaab men came to the scene. I could see them carry the remains of two corpses. It was a heavy missile that the drone dropped. Many cars were driving ahead of me but the drone targeted this Suzuki," he added.

Other residents at the scene also said they had seen the strike.

Somalia officials and police were not immediately available to comment about the hit, largely because the rebels control a vast area around where the drone struck.

Al Shabaab officials declined to comment.

It was likely the strike was aimed at a senior official of the rebel group travelling in the vehicle.

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