U.S. air strike kills more than 20 in Somalia: elder

MOGADISHU Tue Jan 9, 2007 10:40am EST

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes killed between 22 and 27 people in a remote area of southern Somalia during a strike on Tuesday, an elder from a neighboring town said.

The attack appeared to be a second strike after a U.S. warplane on Monday attacked the village of Hayo in a hunt for al Qaeda suspects. The elder, who declined to be named, spoke to Reuters by telephone from the Kenya-Somalia border crossing at Liboi.

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