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Three people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and Kenyan forces in Gedo. Somali troops in Mogadishu fought amongst themselves, killing two people. Shabaab abandoned Mahas.




Shabaab killed 12 civilians and two soldiers in an IED attack that targeted a military patrol in Baidoa. AMISOM said it is establishing four bases in central and southern Somalia.




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.




Global Jihad Sustained Through Africa




Kenyan military official falsely claims Shabaab spokesman fled Somalia




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.




A look at bomb attacks attributed to Somalia's most powerful al-Qaida-linked militant group




Shabaab claims bombing at Mogadishu theater

Two top sports official were among 10 people killed. Somalia's defense minister claimed the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber, but Shabaab denied the claim.


Shabaab forces attacked Somali and African Union bases in and around Mogadishu; one child was killed during the fighting. Shabaab fighters ambushed a Red Cross convoy in Gedo, killing one driver.




Two Shabaab fighters and a tax collector were killed in separate clashes in Mogadishu and Baidoa. Shabaab threatened to attack Kenya for sending troops into southern Somalia.




Nineteen people were killed during clashes between local militias and Somaliland forces in Buhodle and Las Anod. Eight people were killed during clashes between Shabaab forces and local tribes in Jowhar.




Kenya casts suspicion on al Shabaab for blasts




Human Rights Watch accused Ethiopian forces and pro-government militias Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a and Shabelle Valley of executing seven people in Beledweyne and Baidoa. African Union forces captured the Daynille district in Mogadishu.




Two people were killed during after Shabaab attacked a police station north of Mogadishu. Shabaab denied that deputy leader Sheikh Robow granted an interview with a Somali news outlet.




Shabaab denies top leader granted interview

Shabaab said that a purported interview with Sheikh Abu Mansur Robow that was published two days ago by Somalia Report is "entirely fictitious."


Six people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Kenyan forces in Hosingo. Shabaab assassinated a senior commander in the Criminal Investigation Department in Mogadishu. Shabaab fighters and commanders in Galgala are said to be defecting.




The Central Investigations Department said it arrested a British passport holder at Mogadishu airport. The Brit was attempting to join Shabaab in Kismayo. The European Union extended its counter-piracy mission up until December 2014.