09 Jun '18, 11am

Attack in Somalia Leaves 1 US Soldier Dead, 4 Wounded

Attack in Somalia Leaves 1 US Soldier Dead, 4 Wounded

A U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members were wounded Friday in an "enemy attack" in Somalia, the U.S. military said. It was the first public announcement of a U.S. military combat death on the African continent since four U.S. service members were killed in a militant ambush in Niger in October. U.S. troops with Somali and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire in Jubaland, Somalia around 2:45 p.m. local time, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement. The joint-coalition forces had been conducting an operation against al-Shabab militants about 217 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, when the attack occurred, the statement said. The operation aimed to drive out the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab from contested areas. Three of the four U.S. service members were transferred for medical treatment while the fourth r...

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