US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attackAn American commando was killed Friday in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, officials said. The attack occurred in Jubaland, where a large force comprising about 800 Somali, Kenyan and US troops were working to clear a large area of Al-Qaeda-aligned Al-Shabaab fighters. The multinational force “came under mortar and small-arms fire at approximately 2:45 pm Mogadishu time (1145 GMT), killing one US service member and injuring four US service members and one partner force member,” the US military’s Africa Command said in a statement.



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