An air strike conducted by the US military in Africa killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp in southern Somalia, 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu, the capital.
A US military statement said the attack happened on Sunday morning. There was no immediate comment on the air strike from Somalia's homegrown extremist group, al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida.
Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed the air strike, saying that Somali and partner forces destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the Middle Jubaregion.
He said such attacks would disrupt the group's ability to conduct new attacks within Somalia.