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Five Shabaab and government soldiers were killed during clashes in Elbarde; the military claimed it took control of the town. Shabaab has blockaded the town of Qansah Dhere. Security forces detained six suspects involved in Shabaab's recent suicide attack in Beledweyne.
Shabaab claimed credit for today's suicide attack at a cafe in Beledweyne that killed 16 people, including seven Somali soldiers. The Shabaab spokesman said the target of the attack was African Union peacekeepers from Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Seven people were killed as Shabaab and government forces clashed outside of Mogadishu. Three soldiers were killed in a clash with a militia on the outskirts of the capital. The African Union agreed to boost the number of peacekeepers in Somalia by 35 percent.
Ten people were killed after government forces clashed with Shabaab in the El-Dhun Adegow area of Bay province; Shabaab is in control of the area. Shabaab killed three people in an IED attack in Beled Hawo.
Somalia's defense minister said the military is preparing to "liberate" Barawe, the town under Shabaab control where US SEALs attempted to capture Ikrima, a top terrorist commander. Shabaab arrested a businessman in Barawe and accused him of aiding the US in the raid.
The target of the Oct. 5 raid in Barawe by US Navy SEALs was Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, a.k.a Ikrima, who served as Shabaab's external operations chief. He was plotting to conduct attacks in Kenya against the parliament, defense forces, and the UN. A Swedish and a Sudanese jihadist are said to have been killed in the Barawe raid.