facebook
twitter
search
search

Warplanes kill 10 al-Shabaab militants

March 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

NAIROBI, Somalia, March 19 (UPI) -- Unidentified warplanes reportedly killed several al-Shabaab militants in an attack on a base in Dhaay Tubaako.

Reports from the region said two fighter jets fired missiles, killing 10 al-Shabaab militants at the base, 10 miles from Jilib in southern Somalia.

Al-Shabaab has yet to issue a statement about the raid, United Nations- supported Bar-Kulan Radio reported.

People in Jilib said they saw the missile attacks, adding that the rockets hit a well at a time when nomadic communities from surrounding areas were fetching water. They said women and children were wounded at the well.

Other reports say an individual with a donkey cart was killed in the attack along with a number of the nomads' livestock.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm