U.S. military officials say American special forces staged an attack in southern Somalia Monday and killed a Kenyan-born terrorist suspect.
Witnesses in the area said soldiers in at least two helicopters fired on a vehicle near the southern town of Barawe, killing at least two passengers and wounding two others.
Kenyan terror suspect Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan talks to a relative on a mobile phone in the Nairobi High Court (2004 File)U.S. officials say the attack killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, whom authorities have linked to al-Qaida.
Nabhan was wanted by U.S. intelligence for questioning about attacks against a hotel and a plane in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2002.
- Authorities say special forces troops have taken his body into U.S. custody.
- Earlier reports said those involved in Monday's raid appeared to be French, but the French military has denied staging a raid in Somali territory.
- The Barawe area is controlled by the insurgent group al-Shabab, which is fighting to topple the Somali government.
The US has been after Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan for quite some time....On March 2, 2008, a U.S. Navy vessel fired two missiles in an attack on an Al Qaeda training camp in southern Somalia. The attack reportedly targeted Nabhan.