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Security forces in Puntland intercepted a shipment of supplies thought to be headed to Shabaab in the Galgala mountains. The defense minister cautioned troops against being undiscipiined and warned that courts would be established to prosecute offenders.
A suicide bomber killed only himself in an attack in Mogadishu. Three bystanders were wounded in the attack, which targeted a Somali and African Union convoy.
Shabaab released a statement from its emir, Sheikh Abu Zubayr, which addressed Taliban leader Mullah Omar and al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, and praised Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. In the message, Shabaab vowed to continue its fight and said the US has been defeated.
Shabaab militants bombed a truck near Bossaso in Puntland and assaulted a military base, killing as many as 12 soldiers; over 400 Shabaab fighters are said to be holed up in the formerly peaceful region. Shabaab fighters ambushed a government convoy in Lower Shabelle, injuring four policemen. The Ahlu Sunnah militia formally joined the Somali armed forces.
Shabaab claimed it killed seven Ugandan soldiers in an ambush that targeted Somalia's interior minister in Marka. Ten Somali soldiers were killed but Minister Guled was not injured. Twenty Shabaab fighters escaped from a prison in Baidoa.
Four Somaliland soldiers and two members of a local militia were killed in Huddun after a clash over an election. Three people in Shalanbod were killed after Shabaab and government forces clashed. The government is dismantling illegal checkpoints in Mogadishu.
The Somali military killed a senior Shabaab commander and captured 16 fighters in Mogadishu, and detained 20 more fighters in Baidoa. "Gunmen" executed the chairman of the Bakara market traders group. The market has been a source of income for Shabaab.