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Somali Militants Killed In U.S. Airstrike



(AP) - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed.

Abu Mohammed told The Associated Press today that six militants were killed in the attack.

He said the two vehicles were heading toward the coastal town of Barawe, al-Shabab's main base when they were hit. He said al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was in one of the vehicles.

The targets were fighters for the al-Shabab network, which has ties to al-Qaida.

Somali officials say the group launched an attack yesterday on an interrogation center. 

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Locations : Barawe
People : Abu MohammedAhmed Abdi Godane
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