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Ten people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and Ethiopian forces in Beledweyne. A Puntland court sentenced seven men to death for the murder of a prominent cleric. An AMISOM spokesman denied a UN claim that more than 3,000 soldiers were killed while battling Shabaab.
Shabaab claimed it killed seven Kenyan troops in Fahfahdhun and five African Union "crusaders" in Mogadishu. The military commander in Juba said that there are no government troops in the former Shabaab stronghold of Kismayo.
The parents of Shabaab's emir and a top commander were detained by the authorities in Somaliland. Security forces detained two Shabaab propagandists in Baidoa. Two soldiers were killed in an internecine clash in Baidoa.
More than 3,000 African Union soldiers have been killed while fighting Shabaab since deploying in 2009; Uganda and Burundi have made up the bulk of AU forces over the years. Shabaab and a pro-government militia battled in Kismayo.
A suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded 25 more in an attack on an Interior Ministry convoy that was transporting a Qatari delegation. Shabaab claimed credit for the attack and another in the Daynille district in the capital.
Shabaab's emir called for more "martyrdom operations" against the Somali government. The United Nations established the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNAMIS). Security forces detained 70 suspected Shabaab fighters in Beledweyne.
General Abas, the Somali military commander in the south, said the security situation in Kismayo is deteriorating. A female suicide bomber was captured while attempting to attack a Kenyan base in Kismayo.
Shabaab claimed it killed five Kenyan soldiers in Jannaale and eight more in Kismayo. Somali troops killed five Shabaab fighters after taking control of El Garas. The Puntland government executed 13 Shabaab fighters in Bosasso.