US strike kills 11 civilians in Somalia
US Predator drone firing a Hellfire missile (file photo)
At least 11 civilians have been killed and 20 others were injured in a recent attack by a US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.
The Saturday attack took place near Hoosingow district in the south of the country, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Meanwhile, another US drone also crashed near Bilis Qooqani town located in the south of the country, leaving three people injured.
Somalia is the sixth country where the US military has conducted drone strikes.
The US has deployed bombing and intelligence drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen to launch aerial missile attacks.
Washington claims the airstrikes target militants, though most such attacks have resulted in civilian casualties.
Somalia has been without a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.