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Prime Minister Sharmake resigned after a long-running feud with President Sharif. Ten people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu. Puntland police arrested the imam of the Salahudiin Mosque and another person in Galkayo for propagating "terrorist ideology."
A suicide bomber entered the compound of the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu and detonated his vest after being shot by African Union troops; no casualties were reported. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam took over the Horn Afrik and GBC radio stations in Mogadishu.
Fifteen people were killed and more than 50 were wounded in a mortar exchange between government and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. A UN official called for the number of foreign troops in Somalia to increase to 20,000.
Shabaab ordered three aid agencies - Mercy Corps, Med-Air, and Horn Relief - to be expelled from Mogadishu as they "propagated Western ideology." Iranian President Ahmadinejad blamed "colonialist governments" for the violence in Somalia.
Shabaab announced that it would hold demonstrations against the burning of Korans. Ethiopian troops entered Somali border towns to hunt ONLF rebels who entered the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland.
Ten people were killed in clashes between Puntland security forces and Shabaab forces under the command of Mohammed Said Atom in the Galgala region. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam's top leaders called for more attacks against African Union forces. Hizbul Islam forces destroyed homes and graves in the town of Lafole.
Five soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohammed Rage said that Shabaab's Ramadan offensive has been successful. The spokesman for Ahlu Sunnah Waljama™a claimed his group has intelligence about Shabaab attacks in government-controlled areas.
Somali troops defeated a Shabaab suicide attack at the seaport in Mogadishu. A suicide bomber hijacked a fuel truck and entered the seaport, but failed to detonate his bomb.