Drone Strike Kills Al-Shabaab Bombmaker in Somalia

Somali authorities have said that a U.S. drone strike killed a high-ranking member of the militant group, Al-Shabaab, just hours before the country's leaders agreed on a plan for elections in which national security will be a major issue. The U.S. Army's Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, AFRICOM director of operations, said in a statement: "Al-Shabaab continues to put Somali people in danger by ruthlessly attempting to place explosive devices in public areas." 


An MQ-9 Reaper drone, armed with laser-guided munitions (file photo).

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