The United States regularly accompanies and assists Somali forces with missions. A suicide car bomb exploded on Monday near Jana Cabdalle village outside the special forces base. Three Somali special force officers were killed as well as two soldiers of Danab special forces. One Somali and two Danab soldiers were injured and one U.S. officer is being treated for injuries but is stable. Al Shabaab stated that they were behind the fatal attack.