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Thirty people were killed in shelling in Mogadishu. A minister in Puntland said a government program to train soldiers is training future Shabaab members. Shabaab arrested the former spokesman for the disbanded Hizbul Islam after he refused to accept a security post.
Two people were killed in shelling in Mogadishu. The government of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland has canceled cooperation with the weak Transitional Federal Government. The minister of agriculture said Shabaab is impeding aid to drought-stricken Somalis.
Prime Minister Mohamed said 8,000 troops will soon launch an offensive against Shabaab. Shabaab and businessmen in Bu'ale are at odds over Shabaab's policies. A Puntland court sentenced one policeman to death and two others to life in prison.
A Shabaab official in Mogadishu said the terror group would continue to prevent foreign aid agencies from delivering food and other supplies. Shabaab has banned women from working at the seaport in Kismayo.
Three Somalis, including a soldier, were killed in a hand grenade attack in the Wadajir district. Shabaab has ordered high schools in Beledweyne to turn over lists of students to be used in recruiting fighting.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said the Horn of Africa may become a new launchpad for global terrorism. Somalia's deputy minister of interior accused Shabaab of halting humanitarian aid to Somalis living in areas under Shabaab's control. Shabaab arrested three senior officials accused of stealing aid money.
Four people were killed during fighting between government forces in a village near Mogadishu. A newspaper claimed that the Puntland government is negotiating with Shabaab commander Mohamed Said Atom.
Shabaab forces near Kismayo executed a man accused of spying for the Ethiopian military and detained three people in El Bur. A Somali military commander threatened to battle Shabaab forces in Beledweyn.
Two people were killed in a grenade attack that targeted Somali troops in Mogadishu. Shabaab cut off a hand and a foot of a young man accused of stealing in Baidoa; the punishment was carried out in public.
Shabaab fighters are said to be complicit in the rape of a woman in El Bur. Shabaab arrested a doctor in El Bur. Three civilians were wounded in an IED attack that targeted Somali soldiers in Mogadishu.