Al-Shabab militants killed in US airstrike

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MOGADISHU, Somalia

Authorities in Somalia have confirmed that US military have killed six Islamist militants in an airstrike in the lower Shabelle region in the south of the country making it the latest in a series that the US says has killed more than 60 al-Shabab fighters in the past month.

According to a statement released by the Pentagon, the latest attack was mounted to diminish al-Shabab freedom of movement and to increase pressure on its network in the area.