An American service member was killed during a gunfight in Somalia that also left two others injured late Thursday, a U.S. defense official told NBC News.
The attackers were "neutralized" and the wounded service members were taken to neighboring Djibouti, the official added.
The U.S. service members were conducting an operation with Somali Army Commandos to go after extremist group al-Shabab when they were ambushed by fighters, a second U.S. military official in the region told NBC News.
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Source: NBC News