An al Shabaab official, who asked not to be named, told the news agency Reuters they had exchanged fire with French commandos.
Helicopters attacked al Shabaab at 2.00 am this morning. Two civilians died in the cross fire.
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Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to Wednesday's deadly terror attack in Westminster.
Cheryl Grimmer vanished from inside a beach shower block in Wollongong, Australia, in 1970, when she was just three.
Pc Keith Palmer was on the front line and because of his actions, the Westminster attacker was unable to kill anyone else.