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The shooting of some mosquitoes, we’re told (5)

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skeet

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'the shooting' is the definition.
(skeet is a kind of shooting)

I can't explain the remainder of the clue.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for skeet that I've seen before include "A form of clay-pigeon shooting", "American clay pigeon shooting", "Form of clay pigeon shooting", "Sport involving clay pigeons" and "US version of a shooting sport involving clay pigeons".)

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