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A Somali-American from Minneapolis who was helping the new prime minister was gunned down in Mogadishu. An African Union commander said 12,000 more troops are needed in Somalia.
The commander of African Union forces in Somalia apologized for the deaths of two civilians during mortar strikes that targeted Shabaab in Mogadishu. A British warship destroyed a pirate skiff off the coast of Somalia.
Ten people were killed in Mogadishu during clashes between Shabaab and Somalia and African Union forces. The president of Burundi called for African nations to contribute troops and join Burundi and Uganda troops in Mogadishu.
Three people were killed in mortar exchanges between Shabaab and African Union forces in northern Mogadishu. The president of Puntland criticized the government for supporting the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn militia, which has attacked the government of neighboring Somaliland.
Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, called for increased operations against Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Aweys, who is connected to al Qaeda, made the statement in public while preaching at a mosque in the Bakara market in Mogadishu.
Eleven people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and government and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Security forces detained more than 40 people during an operation in Mogadishu; most were later released.