Airstrike 'kills 52 militants' in Somalia Featured

The US military said it has launched an airstrike on al-Shabaab militants in response to their attack on a Somali military base.

The US Africa Command says 52 al-Shabaab fighters were killed in the strike and no civilians were harmed.

The militants launched an attack on Bar-Sanguni base early on Saturday, according to the Somali military.

Regional security minister Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur has put the number of al-Shabaab killed in the successful fight to retake the base at 73.

Somali General Ali Mohamed Mohamud said seven Somali troops died.

Source: NTNEWS