U.S. fires missiles in Somalia today in an attempt to strike a "known terrorist target", but instead kills three women and three children.

The strike destroyed 2 houses and wounded another 20 people, a local official, Ali Nur Ali Dherre told CNN. The remains of the missiles were marked "US K."

"We woke up with a loud and big bang and when we came out we found our neighbor's house completely obliterated as if no house existed here," Fatuma Abdullahi, a resident of the town, told The Associated Press.

"We are taking shelter under trees. Three planes were flying over our heads."

The African country has seen fierce fighting in recent days between Islamist militants and soldiers from Ethiopia and Somalia’s transitional government.

The United States conducted similar strikes in southern Somalia in January 2007 against al Qaeda targets, hoping to kill some of the militants suspected in the 1998 attacks against the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

U.S. officials later confirmed they did not believe they achieved that goal.

All for not. Peace and Godspeed to the innocent killed and the families suffering from these attacks.

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