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Report: Ethiopian airstrike kills 70 al-Shabab in Somalia

AP  |  Addis Ababa 

A new report says Ethiopia's has killed about 70 extremists in an airstrike in neighbouring

The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says the airstrike was meant to thwart an attack on an Ethiopian contingent of the multinational force.

The report says "two vehicles packed with weapons" were destroyed. It does not say where or when the airstrike occurred.

It cites with the as saying "we achieved 100 percent of our plans." There is no immediate comment from Somali authorities.

Kenya, another member of the AU mission, also has carried out airstrikes against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, while the has carried out at least 22 airstrikes against the extremist group this year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 20:30 IST