Airstrike kills at least three school children in Southern Somalia

Air strikes have killed at least three children in Somalia’s southern region.

MPs in the country say the children died when their school bus was in town of Sakow- al-Shabab’s major stronghold.

The attack which took place early hours of Wednesday reportedly targeted a boarding school along with the main hospital of the town which is said to have been destroyed.

The school is reportedly run by the Al-Shabab group which controls the area.

12 al-Shabab militants were also reportedly killed and several others injured after the airstrike.

Adam Isak Ali, deputy minister of information of Somalia, told state-owned Somali News Agency that the airstrike was carried out overnight by international partners.