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A U.S. special operator was killed and four service members were wounded in an enemy attack in Somalia, a Defense Department official said Friday.

The incident occurred in the Jubaland region in the southern part of the African nation and also resulted in a member of U.S. partner forces being wounded, the official said.

The article goes on to state the following:

The U.S. troops were involved in a gun battle against fighters in the Al Shabaab terrorist group, the New York Times reported, but the defense official could not immediately confirm the detail.

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