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Al-Shabab claims Mogadishu blast despite relentless U.S. air war in Somalia | CBS News

Al-Shabab claims Mogadishu blast despite relentless U.S. air war in Somalia | CBS News

Somalia’s homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven people in Somalia’s capital. The terror group has been hammered by U.S. airstrikes in recent months, but continues to threaten the region sufficiently to prompt repeated warnings from Washington for Americans in nieghboring Kenya.

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, warned U.S. nationals in a new security alert on Monday to be aware and report anything unusual, and to avoid areas frequented by Westerners in the capital city, as well as two other cities and along the country’s coast.

In June last year one member of the U.S. Special Forces was killed and three others wounded by an al-Shabab attack in Somalia, so while there is no open U.S. ground war going on, American troops are involved.

Source: Al-Shabab claims Mogadishu blast despite relentless U.S. air war in Somalia | CBS News

 

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