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Shabaab killed five pro-government troops and two Ugandan officers in separate attacks in Mogadishu. A Somali newspaper claimed that the demonstrators celebrating Osama bin Laden's death were paid by an NGO allied with the government.
A Shabaab commander was killed and two Pakistani fighters were wounded in Mogadishu. Two people were killed during fighting in Luq. Somali forces arrested five Shabaab fighters in Garbaharey. Djibouti said it would send two battalions of troops to Mogadishu.
Shabaab displayed the body of a captured African Union soldier. Ten people were killed during heavy fighting in Mogadishu; another five were killed in Beletweyne. Shabaab's spokesman threatened to attack Uganda.
Puntland forces killed 21 Shabaab fighters in Galgala after Shabaab forces ambushed a military convoy. Five soldiers were killed in the ambush. Three people were killed as Shabaab forces and elements of the Ras Kamboni Brigade clashed near Dhobley.
A local clan militia in Beledweyn claimed to have killed seven Shabaab fighters. Two government soldiers were killed during infighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab took control of the village of Buursaar, and arrested an accountant in Kismayo for aiding the government.
Shabaab mourned the death of "Sheikh Osama" bin Laden and vowed to wage jihad so far as to "rule the whole world." Shabaab flogged a woman for listening to the BBC. The Somali government accused Eritrea of backing Shabaab.
Eight people were killed after Shabaab forces ambushed a military convoy in Gedo. Shabaab leaders are at odds over whether to destroy two bridges to halt the advance of government forces in Bay and Bakool.