Al Shabaab leader killed in U.S. air strike in Mogadishu

December 30, 2014 4:42 PM

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, U.S. and Somali officials said on Tuesday.

The victim, identified as Abdishakur and also known as Tahliil, was the head of Amniyat, a unit blamed for suicide attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency said in a statement.

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