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Shabaab claimed that an American citizen named Abdullahi Ahmed carried out the May 30 suicide attack at a military base in Mogadishu. The FBI is investigating the claim.
"The security council and donors are losing patience with the political tensions within the Somalia leadership," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said. Eleven civilians were killed in mortar attacks in Mogadishu. Forty children pressed to fight for Shabaab have been killed in recent fighting in the capital.
Shabaab's leaders are said to have fled the Bakara market in Mogadishu as Somali and African Union forces advance into the Shabaab stronghold. Four people were killed in fighting in Beledweyn and five more were killed in Mogadishu.
Senior Shabaab leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys called for businessmen to take up arms in the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Aweys held a press conference in Bakara to make the announcement. The African Union displayed four captured Shabaab fighters.