US conducts strike near site of Shabaab attack in Somalia

THE United States conducted an airstrike that destroyed stolen al-Shabaab weapons and equipment in Somalia near an African Union military base that was attacked by the group, officials reported yesterday.

The base in Bulo Marer, 120km southwest of the capital Mogadishu, was housing Ugandan troops when it was raided Friday in an attack claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group.