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Warsame Shire Awale, a popular Somali poet who advocated against Shabaab, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen near his Mogadishu home. Shabaab has killed more than 10 journalists so far this year.
Shabaab fighters attacked the home of the district commissioner for Bardale; one bodyguard was killed. Shabaab claimed it killed the intelligence chief for Daynile. A journalist who was wounded in an attack in Mogadishu last week died at a hospital.
Shabaab killed a Somali general in an ambush in El Waregow near the port city of Marka. Five Somali policemen were killed in a bombing at a police station in Kismayo. Five people were killed during clashes in lower Jubba between Kenyan and Somali forces.
Uganda threatened to withdraw from Somalia after the United Nations criticized the country for supporting the March 23 Movement, a rebel group fighting the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Uganda People's Defence Force has 5,700 troops in Somalia, the largest AMISOM contingent.
Another Somali journalist was gunned down; 16 Somali reporters have been killed so far this year. Kenyan troops captured a female Shabaab commander and 72 fighters in Kismayo. Police displayed four Shabaab assassins in Mogadishu.
Puntland security forces seized weapons thought to have been shipped from Yemen that were destined for Shabaab. "Gunmen" killed a tribal elder in Kismayo. Shabaab claimed it assassinated an intelligence official in Mogadishu.