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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 to have killed six Kenyan soldiers in Tabta and militia fighters in Jannaale. Somali elders in the south accused the Kenyans of interfering in their internal affairs.

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 Director of the Somali Islamic Scholars dodged an assassination attempt by a car bomb in Mogadishu. The state administration in Hiran said it would retake areas under Shabaab control.

The commander of AMISOM forces claimed that Shabaab has been "wiped out" along the highway that connects the capital of Mogadishu and Baidoa. Three people were wounded in a bombing in Afgoye.

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.

The African Union killed a senior Shabaab commander who led forces in the Bay and Bakool region. African Union forces are replacing Ethiopian troops who have withdrawn from the Bay area.

Imprisoned, Tortured, Killed: Human Trafficking Thrives on Sinai Peninsula

The Ras Kamboni militia arrested the senior security chief in Kismayo. The African Union Mission in Somalia denied that it will replace Kenyan troops with soldiers from Sierra Leone.

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.

Somalian Minister on Domestic Security, War on Terrorism, Piracy, and Al-Qaeda

Malian Coup Leader Sanogo: 'I Saved the Country'

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.

Somali troops fought amongst themselves in the town of Marka; five people are thought to have been killed. A human rights worker was gunned down in Mogadishu.

As New Drone Policy Is Weighed, Few Practical Effects Are Seen

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.