US soldier killed in mission against Somalia’s al-Shabab

A US soldier has been killed in Somalia during operations against al-Shabab militants, the American military says.

Two other US servicemen were reportedly injured in Thursday’s incident 40 miles (64km) west of the capital Mogadishu, near the town of Barii.

American forces were on an “advise and assist” mission with the Somali National Army, the US military said.