Fighter Jets Hit Al-Shabaab Vehicle In Lower Shabelle
Fighter jets targeted two Al-Shabaab vehicles passing near Lower Shabelle’s Awdhiigle town overnight. Reports say the unknown jet fired missiles at two vehicles carrying senior Al-Shabaab commanders.
Witnesses said one of the vehicles was destroyed in the strike as the other managed to escape unharmed. Civilians nearby were injured in the air-raid and were taken to hospitals in Mogadishu for treatment.
Lower Shabelle administration official said the occupants of the targeted vehicle were all killed in the attack. The identity of the fighter jets still remains unknown. But previous similar strikes in the region were conducted by American drones killing senior Al-Shabaab officials. It is not known if the strike is a response to the Saturday’ deadly bombing at Zoobe junction in the capital Mogadishu.