An American soldier was wounded on Monday in Somalia after being targeted in a car bomb and mortar fire attack, the military said in a released statement. The attack was carried out by al-Shabaab terrorists.

“The U.S. service member is in stable condition and receiving treatment for injuries that are not assessed to be life-threatening,” Air Force Colonel Chris Karns, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said in a statement. AFRICOM stated that at least one al-Shabaab terrorist was killed in the attack.

The attack also killed three Somali Special Forces soldiers and wounded another. The attack happened outside one of the Somali bases in the village of Janay Abdalla, some 37 miles from the port city of Kismayu, Jubbaland state’s administrative capital.

Mohamed Ahmed Sabriye, Jubbaland’s director of communications, told Reuters that “two soldiers of Danab (Special Forces) died and two others were wounded. A U.S. officer was seriously wounded.” He added that one of the wounded Somali SF troops later died of his wounds.

Karns said the U.S. and Somali troops were “conducting an advise, assist and accompany mission when al-Shabaab attacked using a vehicle employed as an improvised explosive device and [with] mortar fire.”

Al-Shabaab, as it frequently does, in a released statement grossly exaggerated the casualty numbers.

“We attacked U.S. and Somali forces called Danab in Janay Abdalla village with a suicide car bomb. We killed four U.S. officers and 16 Somali forces which they trained,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, the group’s military operations spokesman, said in the statement. “We also wounded 12 Somali soldiers. We also destroyed three U.S. armored vehicles,” he added.

Karns addressed the terror group’s disinformation propaganda: