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Somali police detained four teachers and 25 students at an Islamic school, and two medical workers and three security guards at a hospital during raids in Mogadishu. The Bakara market has reopened. A grenade attack wounded nine, including two police.
The Youth Islamic Movement claimed responsibility for attacks in Mogadishu. Islamic Courts leader and al Qaeda operative Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys urged Somalis to "resist new colonialism." Insurgents killed three police officers and four civilians during an attack on Somali police in the Bakara market.
Two civilians were killed and three policemen wounded in a grenade attack in Mogadishu. Somali and Ethiopian forces launched an operation to prevent rocket and mortar attacks against the reconciliation conference. The violent Bakara market in Mogadishu will be reopened.
The reconciliation conference was mortared by Islamist insurgents; the rounds missed the conference but killed five youths playing soccer. Seven somali troops were wounded in an IED attack in Afgoie. The African Union will expand its peacekeeping mission.
The reconciliation conference has been postponed until Thursday to allow more delegates to arrive. The conference came under a mortar attack on Sunday; seven rockets landed near the conference center. Two bombings in Mogadishu killed four and wounded three.
Al Shabaab insurgents (formerly Islamic Courts) threatened to derail the peace conference. Three were killed and 13 wounded in a series of bombings in Mogadishu. An Ethiopian army truck was hit with an IED.
Four insurgent bombings killed two civilians in Mogadishu's Bakara market. Five police, including a commander, were killed in an attack on a police stations south of the capital. Somali troops arrested 40 worshippers at a mosque while another five were wounded in a hand grenade attack south of Mogadishu.
The Bakara market, the scene of much fighting between Somali troops and Islamic Courts fighters, has been closed and searches are ongoing. The leader of the Hawiye clan, which supports the Islamic Courts, has agreed to attend the national reconciliation meeting.
Ethiopian and Somali troops are conducting a major operation in the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Insurgents attempted to assassinate the mayor of Mogadishu and the justice minister. Three Somali soldiers were wounded in an attack on a police station south of the capital.
The son of the deputy chairman of the Islamic Courts and leader of the insurgency was killed by police in Mogadishu. Islamic Courts fighters attacked a police checkpoint in the capital. A female suicide bomber was captured in Baidoa.
Two Somali soldiers were killed in an IED attack, while another strike hit an Ethiopian convoy in Mogadishu. The Islamic Courts refused to participate in the upcoming National Reconciliation Conference.
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of the Islamic Courts, stated it makes no difference if Ethiopian troops or Ugandan troops are killed. Al Qaeda fought against government troops on Friday in Kismayo. Seven bombs exploded in Mogadishu as the city remained under curfew. Up to four terror cells in the United Kingdom were disrupted during January's raids on al Qaeda camps.
Five were killed during a battle between police and insurgents in Mogadishu's Baraka market. A curfew has been imposed in the capital. Uganda troops destroyed a large weapons cache abandoned by the Islamic Courts.
Security forces arrested 15 members of the al Qaeda linked Shabaab, which is run by Aden Hashi Ayro. The militia formerly run by Islamic Courts senior leader Yusuf Mohamed Indaadde took control of towns in the lower Shabelle region after battling government troops. Ethiopian and TFG troops continue to clear Mogadishu, while an IED hit a government convoy.
The Pentagon transferred Abdullahi Sudi Arale, an al Qaeda operative who "played a leading role in Somalia's Islamic Courts," to Guantanamo Bay. The government arrested the leader of the powerful Hawiye tribe, which has supported the Islamic Courts.The TFG also ordered 3 radio stations to shut down.