The United States confirmed on Saturday that five Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike. 

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), in a statement, said that the latest drone strike, which targeted the fighters of the terrorist group, was conducted in the vicinity of Bush Madina in the Bay region of southern Somalia and did not injure or kill any civilians.

U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Bradford J. Gering, AFRICOM’s deputy director of operations said in a statement, “It’s our command’s responsibility to support our partners so this terrorist group can’t expand and strike the U.S. homeland as its leaders desire to do.” 

AFRICOM added in their statement that, “we currently assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.”