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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.
The African Union Mission in Somalia announced that the nearly 1,000 troops being deployed by Sierra Leone will be sent to bases in Kismayo, Baidoa, and Beledweyn. The cities have served as major Shabaab strongholds in the past.
Sierra Leone is deploying 850 soldiers to serve with the African Union Mission in Somalia. Shabaab urged "Muslims around the world to help their oppressed Muslim brothers & sisters in Myanmar in whatever way they can."
Somalia's intelligence chief was dismissed after being accused of "extrajudicial killings" of Somali men. Elders from the Hawiye clan accused the military of committing human rights violations. Shabaab claimed it attacked militia bases in Afmadow.
Ethiopian and Somali forces claimed to have retaken Hudur, the provincial capital of Bakool, from Shabaab. A female journalist was gunned down in Mogadishu. Two large blasts were heard at the Presidential Palace in Kismayo.
The US has posted $5 million rewards for American jihadists Jehad Mostafa and Omar Hammami. Mostafa is thought to have served as Ayman al Zawahiri's emissary. AMISOM said it is "closely monitoring developments" in Hudur after Shabaab took the town following the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces.