An Al-Shabab commander is said to have killed in an airstrike by unidentified drones near Barawe town in Lower Shabelle region.
Local officials in Barawe confirmed the attack which targeted Al-Shabab convoy killing a senior militant commander.
“Unknown warplanes hit a location between Kunyo-barow and Barawe where Al-Shabab militia and officials were hiding in. We have reports that senior commander was killed.” said Barawe-based security official.
According to a second security official in Mogadishu the killed Al-Shabab commander is now identified as Ibrahim Haji Daud.
Daud is perceived to have led Al-Shabab’s intelligence unit known as Amniyat.
Locals who sought anonymity reported to have heard drones flying over the area before they heard two huge explosions on Sunday.
Al-Shabab has not yet commented on the airstrike and the said death of militant commander.