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Ten Shabaab fighters, including three Pakistanis, two Indians, an Afghan, and an Algerian, were killed in an explosion at a safe house in Mogadishu. Three people were killed in fighting in Puntland between Shabaab and security forces. Shabaab burned 500 bags of grain stored at a World Food Program warehouse.
Three Hizbul Islam fighters, two soldiers, and two civilians were killed during clashes in Mogadishu. Three civilians at a refugee camp in Mogadishu were killed in a mortar exchange. Hizbul Islam imposed a curfew in Afgoi.
Fifteen people were killed during clashes between Hizbul Islam and government forces in Mogadishu. The new mayor of Mogadishu said NGOs are enemies of Somalia as they are spreading false reports about the security situation.
South Africa may send peacekeepers to join African Union forces in Mogadishu. The pro-Islamist Hawiye clan condemned the assassination of a member of a peace council and requested that Hizbul Islam find the murderer.
Eighteen people were killed in renewed fighting between Shabaab and Puntland forces in Bari. Five people were killed at a refugee camp in Mogadishu. Ethiopia said it may send forces to Mogadishu if African Union forces needed assistance.
Shabaab banned three Christian aid agencies from operating in Somalia for "acting as missionaries under the guise of humanitarian work." A member of parliament denounced the attack on Shabaab fighters in Puntland. The UN plans to return to Somalia in two months, after leaving the country 17 years ago.
Fighting between Puntland security forces and Shabaab forces led by Sheikh Mohamed Said Atom in Galgala resulted in 11 Shabaab and three soldiers killed. Puntland claimed to have defeated Shabaab in the mountainous region. The Somali government sent weapons to the semi-autonomous government of Puntland.
A commander of Somali troops claimed his forces killed 21 Islamist fighters in an attack on training camps along the border with Ethiopia on Thursday. The commander said eight Somali soldiers were killed during the fighting.