Foreign terrorist commander was killed in security operations conducted by Somali forces in southern Somalia.
According to the state owned media, Somali security forces had raided al-Shabaab controlled village in Middle Jubba region. The operations took place on Thursday.
The military commanders identified the man as Ahsraf Azmi Abu Hamdan, who was from Nepal.
He was a senior trainer in the Islamist group. Three other fighers were also killed.
The development comes barely a day after Al-Shabaab fighters lost control of four villages in Lower Jubba of Southern Somalia to Somali military.
The liberated villages included Hawaljiri, Bernasey, yaq-Bishaar and Osbo.
Somali forces have intensified operations against al-Shabab extremists in southern regions, but the group still hold swathes of rural areas in those regions of south and central conducting ambushes and planting landmines.