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US soldier killed by militant attack in Somalia

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(9 Jun 2018) Four US service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the US military said on Saturday. A US Africa Command statement said the four were in the care of the US Embassy medical team in neighboring Kenya. They were awaiting transport "for additional medical evaluation." Names of the soldiers have not been released while the US notifies next of kin. This was the first public announcement of a US military combat death in Africa since four US service members were killed in a militant ambush in the West African nation of Niger in October. Friday's attack in Jubaland is likely to put renewed scrutiny on America's counterterror operations in Africa. US troops with Somali and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire and one "partner force member" also was wounded in the attack about 350 kilometers (217 miles) southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, the US military said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which is based in Somalia and controls parts of the country's rural south and central regions, claimed responsibility. The group was blamed for the truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people and raised concerns about al-Shabab's ability to build ever-larger explosives. Friday's joint operation, part of a multi-day mission including about 800 Somali and Kenyan troops, aimed to clear al-Shabab from contested areas. The US said its personnel had provided advice, assistance and aerial surveillance during the mission. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/35afad29bce6e97c28d1f7f16658410c
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Text Comments (2)
5767921c (1 month ago)
There’s situation more complicated then you think don’t just blam Americans starting all wars, do your research while they are there or anywhere, you don’t see China with mass military power helping small countries in need, but I also agree the Americans should let them defend for themselves and take care of our people in America.
RAIN MAYHEM (1 month ago)
If America would stop invading other countries we wouldn't have to worry about our troops dying. America starts and funds more wars then any other nation. America are the real terrorist

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