Top Al Shabaab figure killed in US drone strike.

A top Al Shabaab figure is reported to have been killed by suspected US drone strike in Gedo region of Somalia.

According to VOA Somali service Adan Garar vehicle was targeted by drone between Dinsor and Bardere city.

Garar is believed to be the mastermind behind Nairobi Westgate shopping mall attack on Septembers 2013 in which over 60 killed and 200n others wounded.

US drone strike has regularly targeted top Al Shabaab officials.

Ahmed Abdi Godane group founder was killed by US drone last September.

Al Shabaab earlier today targeted South Western regional state of Somalia headquarters in the city of Baidoa.

Nine people including three Somali government soldiers and two Ethiopian AMISOM troops were killed in the attack.