Three al-Shabaab fighters killed by US strike in Lower Jubba region

Three al-Shabaab militants were killed following US airstrike on the group in Bangeni near Jamame in Lower Jubba region of Somalia.

The strike occurred during a clearance operation by Elite Danab forces.

According to the Somali Federal Government statement, the strike in coordination with US forces targeted armed group al-Shabaab positions with no harm caused to the civilians.

The airstrike is the third targeting the group inside Somalia this year.

US drones strike frequently carry out attacks against al-Shabaab bases in Somalia while providing training to Somali special forces.

The drone technology killed highly-ranking Al Qaida linked leaders including group leader Ahmed Abdi Godane in 2014.

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