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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.
Shabaab killed two Ethiopian soldiers in an IED attack in Beledweyne. Ethiopian troops reportedly executed three men after the attack. One person was killed after Somali troops attacked a police checkpoint in Mogadishu.
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.