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Shabaab warned the British government that it would "be held accountable for the consequences of its actions" if Abu Qatada is deported to Jordan. Security officials said the government detained 50 Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu.
Somali forces claimed to have defeated Shabaab in the southern district of Afmadow; seven Shabaab fighters were said to have been killed. Several members of Prime Minister Abdiweli's security detail are reported to have been detained for involvement in a suicide attack at a theater in Mogadishu.
Puntland's president said Shabaab forces have infiltrated the Golis Mountains. A Somali militia claimed it killed 18 Shabaab fighters in El Bur and Mudale. Somali and Kenyan forces said they inflicted "heavy casualties" on Shabaab forces in Gedo.
One of Prime Minister Ali Abdiweli's advisers and a member of parliament were among those killed in the April 4 suicide attack at a theater in Mogadishu. Ten people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and a government-backed militia near El Bur.
Shabaab claimed that African Union forces "have lost the initiative" in Mogadishu after the terror group conducted a "tactical withdrawal" last summer. The Somaliland government detained two journalists in Los Anod.
Ethiopian and Somali forces took control of two more towns in Bay province. "Gunmen" killed a Somali journalist outside of his home in Beledweyne. Somaliland security forces detained three men and a woman with French passports.
One hundred African Union troops from Uganda and Burundi deployed to Baidoa. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Dhere vowed to step up suicide attacks in Mogadishu. Heavy fighting between Somali and Shabaab forces was reported near Bardera.
Shabaab claimed credit for a bombing at the national theater that killed 10 people, including the presidents of Somalia's Olympic committee and soccer federation. Prime Minister Ali was at the theater. Shabaab denied using a female suicide bomber to execute the attack.