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Shabaab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage identified yesterday's suicide bomber as Hassan Abdikadir. Prime Minister Ali is planning on dismissing Interior and Notional Security Minister Abdisamad Mo'allin Mohamud.

Australian 'special forces gathering intelligence in Africa'

A Shabaab suicide bomber killed four people in an attack in the presidential palace compound in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed the attack was carried out to take revenge "for the defilement & desecration" of Korans.

Shabaab suicide bomber strikes at presidential palace in Mogadishu

Shabaab continues to be able to penetrate high-security areas in the Somali capital. At least four Somalis were killed in the attack.

Shabaab fighters killed two wedding guests in El-adde, and killed a soldier in a grenade attack in Beledweyne. Shabaab also expelled the Save the Children charity from Somalia.

Yemeni Interior Ministry unveils terrorist plans against government facilities

Ethiopian troops will withdraw from Baidoa and Beledweyne in April, and will be replaced by 2,500 Djiboutian, Burundian, and Ugandan soldiers. Shabaab ambushed Kenyan troops between Taabta and Qoqani; five Shabaab fighters and several Kenyan troops were killed.

Shabaab claimed that 81 Ethiopian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed during yesterday's fighting near Luuq. Shabaab also claimed the US Treasury is initiating the shutdown of its Twitter page.

Al Shabaab's British accent

My 130 days in the hands of al-Qaeda's African "monsters", by former hostage

Heavy fighting was reported after Shabaab attacked Ethiopian forces in the village of Yurkut near Luuq. Shabaab claimed it killed 73 Ethiopian soldiers and lost five fighters. Somali officials claimed 48 Shabaab fighters were killed. Ethiopia did not disclose casualties.

All quieter on al Qaeda's English front

Shabaab arrested 10 women in Afgoye for unknown reasons. Shabaab's governor for the Banadir region said the terror group is still conducting attacks in Mogadishu and denied its forces withdrew from the capital.

Turkish Airlines starts commercial flights to Somalia

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for the Kenyan military said his country would stay in Somalia until it is stable, but also indicated forces may be withdrawn by Oct. 31.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.

Kenya's hide-and-seek war with Al-Shabaab

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.

Top US General warns of coordination between al-Qaeda-linked African terror groups

The 7/7 widow and a boom in British jihad