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Shabaab fighters beheaded three young men who were accused of spying. The spokesman for the Kenyan military said his country would stay in Somalia until it is stable, but also indicated forces may be withdrawn by Oct. 31.
Shabaab said it captured the town of Diif on the border with Kenya and also said its "cartographers will soon redraw the geographical boundaries carved up by inebriated colonial masters in preparation for Islamic Khilaafa." Shabaab and government forces clashed in the Karaan area of Mogadishu; the Somali government claimed it repelled the attacks.
A suicide bomber killed only himself during a premature detonation near a Burundian military base in Mogadishu. Seven Shabaab fighters and five Puntland security personnel were reported killed during fighting near Bosaso. Kenya is considering withdrawing from Somalia in October.
Fifteen people were killed in Garbaharay during clashes between Shabaab and the pro-governemnt Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a. The governor of the Bay region said Baidoa is "safe" after Shabaab abandoned the city last week.
The US killed three foreign jihadists, including a Moroccan, in an airstrike in the K60 area south of Mogadishu. The UN approved the expansion of African Union forces to more than 17,000 troops. The AU is approved for 12,000 troops but only 9,000 are currently in country.