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Shabaab and Kenyan troops clashed in Dhobley; Shabaab claimed that it killed 12 Kenyan soldiers in the ambush. Another journalist was gunned down in Mogadishu. Ethiopia said it is preparing to withdraw all of its troops from Somalia.
Shabaab claimed to have beheaded 127 "spies" who work for the government over the past four months. Shabaab also claimed that Dahabshiil, a money transfer business, is paying a $500,000 tax every six months. Two Shabaab factions clashed in the town of Bardera.
Shabaab claimed it killed two Djiboutian soldiers in an attack in Beledweyne and four militia fighters in Mogadishu. Somali officials said that a Canadian was among several foreign fighters who attacked a courthouse in the capital on April 14.
A Shabaab assault team dressed in Somali police uniforms attacked a court in Mogadishu after detonating bombs outside of the complex. Shabaab killed 13 people in the attack. Later, Shabaab killed one person in a bombing outside of a security headquarters int he capital.
Shabaab claimed it killed five Ugandan and seven Somali troops in separate attacks in Lower Shabelle. Shabaab also publicly executed a woman in Hiran for "spying." The government admitted its soldiers are involved in rapes of Somali women.
The British Foreign Office issued an advisory warning that "terrorists are in the final stages of planning attacks in Mogadishu." Suspected Shabaab militants detonated a bomb outside the headquarters of Somalia's biggest bank in Mogadishu on April 2, after warning the bank to cease operations in areas under the terror group's control.
A military court convicted a Shabaab operative of executing a Somalia journalist who worked for Radio Maanta in Mogadishu. Shabaab welcomed "our brothers" from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who recently opened a Twitter account.