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Top Somalia Shebab militant killed in drone strike

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A senior militant in charge of suicide attacks for Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels has been killed in a drone strike in southern Somalia, a Somali government official said Tuesday.

Interior Minister Abdikarin Hussein Guled told government radio that the Somali intelligence services have been tracking Ibrahim Ali Abdi, also known as Anta-Anta, for some time before the strike took place on Monday.

The minister did not say who carried out the attack, but an official in Washington said the US military carried out a drone strike targeting Shebab in Somalia on Monday.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131029/top-somalia-shebab-militant-killed-drone-strike-0