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A Shabaab official and local residents claimed that helicopters attacked two military camps in Qandal just outside of Kismayo. Two Shabaab fighters were killed; "foreign fighters" were reported to be training at the camps.
Soldiers killed a man in Dharkenley who was thought to have been planting an IED. A senior Shabaab official was killed during recent fighting in Beletweyne. The pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Ja'ama shut down a radio station.
Twenty-five people were killed during fighting in Beledweyne between Shabaab and a pro-government militia. Shabaab executed two men in public in Mogadishu for "spying" for the government. Prime minister Farmajo resigned.
More than 50 people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and clans from the Shabelle Valley. Slain al Qaeda and Shabaab leader Fazul Mohammed was carrying a fake South African passport when he was killed last week.
Shabaab claimed credit for a suicide attack that killed Somalia's interior minister. Shabaab said the bomb was "planted in his home by the mujahideen, and specifically under his bed," according to a translation of the statement provided by the SITE Intelligence Group.