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African Union and Somali forces claimed to have driven Shabaab from its last strongholds in the capital of Mogadishu. "As I am talking to you, we control the whole of Mogadishu main city," General Mugisha said.
AMISOM claimed that its forces along with Somali troops have taken control of key areas in northern Mogadishu, including the Pasta Factory. Twelve civilians were killed during fighting in the capital.
Shabaab warned civilians to stay away from government institutions. "Somalis, we warn you: keep away from government buildings and the bases of their soldiers, more serious blasts are coming," spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage said. Police claimed yesterday's suicide bomber was a Kenyan.
A Shabaab suicide bomber killed scores of people, including many students and their parents, in an attack at a compound in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed they were targeting AMISOM and government officials.
Five people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Mogadishu. US warplanes reportedly struck Shabaab camps in the El Bur area. Shabaab fighters chopped off a boy's hand and foot for stealing and tore down advertisements in Mogadishu.