US airstrike hits undetonated car bomb outside Mogadishu

Washington– A U.S. airstrike has hit and destroyed a car bomb-in-waiting near the capital of Somalia, according to a Somali official and the U.S. military.

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the airstrike occurred early Tuesday morning and targeted a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device about 65 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu.

A statement said the vehicle belonged to militant group al-Shabab and was an “imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu.” The U.S. said no civilians were killed.

Source: Jordan News Agenc