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Heavy fighting broke out in Afmadow after Shabaab forces attacked Kenyan troops at their bases in the town. Shabaab claimed it killed six Ugandan troops in an IED attack on an armored personnel carrier in Mogadishu.
A Somali comic who was critical of Shabaab was gunned down in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed credit for yesterday's suicide attacks in Mogadishu and also climbed it killed nine militiamen in Baidoa and 12 militiamen and six Kenyan troops in Fahfahdhun.
A soldier was killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed it killed three Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Mandera, just across the Somali border. A tribal elder and his son were gunned down in Galkayo.
Shabaab claimed it killed 11 Ethiopian soldiers in separate attacks in Yurkud and Hudur, six Kenyan troops in Gedo, two Burundian soldiers in Daynille, eight "apostates" in Sinka Dheer, and scores of "apostates" in Mogadishu. Somali officials claimed 26 Shabaab fighters were killed in Gedo.
Shabaab claimed it killed seven Kenyan troops in an ambush in Kulbiyow, and killed four soldiers in an IED attack in Baidoa. A bomb was detonated at a police checkpoint outside of Mogadishu's Police Academy, where Somali delegates are writing a new constitution.
Ethiopian troops arrested two senior Somali police and military officers in Baidoa. Somali forces fought amongst themselves in Mogadishu. The UN said US drone operations over Somalia pose a threat to civilian flights.
Shabaab executed three men for spying for the CIA and MI6. Two of the men were involved in the drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Bilal al Berjawi. Shabaab forces and Kenyan troops clashed in Qogani and Kulbiyow.
Police in Puntland captured a Yemeni who was transporting weapons and explosives. Shabaab forces abandoned the town of Burhakaba. The deputy director of the finance ministry was gunned down in Mogadishu.