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Three Shabaab fighters died in two separate premature detonations while planting IEDs in Mogadishu. Shabaab arrested more than 100 tribal elders for attempting to travel to the capital to participate in the drafting of a constitution. The leader of Somali Religious Council called the draft constitution un-Islamic.
Nine people were killed using heavy fighting in Mogadishu. Security forces prevented a suicide attack and captured two suspected bombers at a checkpoint in Mogadishu. "Gunmen" killed a Somali soldier and an immigration official in the capital.
Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a and Shabaab forces clashed in El Bur. Shabaab attacked government troops in Beledweyne. Shabaab dismissed its commander in Afmadow and arrested 15 civilians for criminal activity.
Eight people were killed in attacks in and around Mogadishu. Shabaab and government and AMISOM troops clashed in two districts, while Shabaab bombed a theater. Fifteen suspected Shabaab fighters were detained in Hudur.
AMISOM said it plans to expand operations outside of Mogadishu and urged Somalis to unite against Shabaab. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Rage threatened Somali elders who participate in creating a constitution.
Shabaab beheaded a businessman and dumped his body in Eel Adde after accusing him of being a spy for the government. AMISOM is aiding the government's investigation into the suicide attack at a theater in Mogadishu.