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US Military: American Service Member Injured In Al-Shabab Attack In Somalia
American Service Member Injured In Al-Shabab Attack In Somalia: US Military
by Jenae Barnes
A U.S. service member suffered a concussion injury from Monday's attack by the terrorist group al-Shabab at a U.S. military airfield in Somalia, according to U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).
In the aftermath of the attack, defense officials reported that there were no injuries or casualties at the Baledogle Military Airfield. However, on Tuesday AFRICOM officials clarified that one U.S. service member suffered a concussion injury.
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The attack on Baledogle Military Airfield was one of two attacks conducted by al-Shabab in Somalia on Monday.
In the attack on the U.S military airfield, a suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the airstrip gate, according to Yusuf Abdourahman, a regional administrative security official. The U.S. military conducted a self-defense airstrike in response to the attack, killing 10 militants, according to an AFRICOM news release on Monday.