US military conducts Somalia strike against Shebab leader: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US military has conducted an air strike against a senior Shebab leader in Somalia who was believed to have been plotting attacks against Americans in Mogadishu, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

"In cooperation with the federal government of Somalia, on Thursday, March 31, the US military conducted an air strike in Somalia against Hassan Ali Dhoore, a senior leader of al-Shebab," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

The Pentagon said it was still assessing whether Dhoore had been killed in the strike.

The Shebab group has links to Al-Qaeda.

(This is a developing story)