Hundreds of people shouted anti-American slogans Tuesday in a southern Somali town that was hit a day earlier by a U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida terrorist linked to attacks on U.S. embassies in east Africa.
An aid worker in Dobley, who asked that his name not be used for fear of retribution, said military planes were spotted overhead Tuesday. "There is no new bombing today, but the planes are still flying," he said.
Residents and police in Dobley said at least eight people, including four children, were seriously injured when a home was destroyed in Monday's attack.
In Washington Tuesday, a Pentagon official and a U.S. law enforcement official said the United States was going after Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan when it launched at least two Tomahawk missiles from a submarine.
They spoke on condition of anonymity.
They said they had no information on whether the attack succeeded.
Officials believe Nabhan was connected to the simultaneous August 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed more than 200 people.