US soldier killed in fight with Al-shabaab in Somalia

U.S. troops in Somalia

An American soldier was shot dead and two others wounded in Somalia during a joint operation with Somali forces against Al-shabaab militants, the US military said Friday.

Africom spokeswoman Robyn Mack told AFP two US soldiers were also wounded in the incident and are both receiving medical attention.

“The service member was struck by small arms fire while conducting an advise and assist mission alongside members of the Somalia National Army.

Somali Special forces backed by U.S military advisors have in the past months increased their covert operations against the Al Qaeda affiliated group