The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp, 300km southwest of the capital city, Mogadishu.

There was no immediate comment on the airstrike from Somalia’s home-grown extremist group, Al-Shabaab, which is allied to Al-Qaeda.

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed the airstrike, saying that Somali and partner forces destroyed an Al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the middle Juba region.