Unidentified Military Strike in Somali Town

Officials in southern Somalia say foreign troops staged a pre-dawn attack Saturday on an al-Shabab “safe house.”

Sources told VOA Somali that a top al-Qaida militant working with al-Shabab was the target of the attack in Brava, 250 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu. Brava is under the control of al-Shabab.

An al-Shabab spokesman told the French news agency the operation “failed” when “the enemy of Allah tried to surprise the mujahadeen …