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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.
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.
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.
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.
Shabaab forces abandoned El Bur, a town northeast of Mogadishu, as Ethiopian troops and fighters from a rival militia advanced. El Bur served as a major base for Shabaab.