Somalia strike hits Shebab Islamists

An air strike targeting Al Shebab on Monday hit a car believed to be carrying senior members of the Al-Qaeda-linked group in southern Somalia, witnesses said.

"We are getting that a missile struck one of the Al-Shebab vehicles near Jilib... some people who stayed near the area told us it was an aerial bombardment targeting a vehicle," local resident Abdi Moalim told AFP by telephone, adding that the car was carrying "at least three" people.