First US airstrike in Somalia in New Year, killing two Al-Shabab militants. [File]
Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) The United States military conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabab militants in Somalia, US Africa Command said in statement on Wednesday.

The attack took place on Tuesday, about 50 kilometers west of the capital, Mogadishu, killing two Al-Shabaab fighters.

A car packed with explosives was also destroyed in the airstrike, according to US Africa Command.

This is the first US airstrike against Al-Shabab militants in New Year 2018.

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