A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least two al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia on Monday, according to reports.
The U.S. does not confirm drone attacks, but has launched operations in Somalia to target Al-Shabaab, the Somali al-Qaeda affiliate that took responsibility for last month’s attack at a Narobi mall.
"This afternoon, I heard a big crash and saw a drone disappearing far into the sky, at least two militants died," Hassan Nur, a resident in the area, told Reuters.
"I witnessed a Suzuki car burning, many al-Shabaab men came to the scene. I could see them carry the remains of two corpses. It was a heavy missile that the drone dropped. Many cars were driving ahead of me but the drone targeted this Suzuki," he added.
Earlier this month, U.S. Navy SEALs raided an al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia in an attempt to capture Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, an al-Shabaab commander. The SEALs aborted the raid after they could not capture him.