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Mogadishu, Somalia - An official says an airstrike possibly of US origin has caused explosions in southern Somalia.
Buale town chairperson Ibrahim Noleye says planes were heard flying followed by two loud explosions. Nearby villages reported explosions between Buale and the town of Sakow, but it is unclear if there were casualties.
Noleye said on Monday it was unclear who launched the airstrike Sunday night, but only US aircraft have launched such strikes in Somalia in recent months.
The Somali government has no air force, and Ethiopian troops based in the country have not been reported to have conducted airstrikes. - Sapa-AP