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US Navy Seals 'raid Somali town'

US Navy Seals have raided a Somali coastal town looking for a specific al Qaida suspect in connection with the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target, a US military official said.

A former US military official also confirmed the raid by US special forces but no other details have been provided, The Associated Press reported. The Pentagon declined to comment.

In Somalia, officials say international military forces carried out a pre-dawn strike against foreign fighters in the town of Barawe. Official say the strike was aimed at "high-profile" targets.

The strike comes two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked the Kenyan capital Nairobi's Westgate Mall. The four-day terrorist assault killed at least 67 people.


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