The US accused Eritrea of working to destabilize the Horn of Africa region. Shiekh Fuad Mohamed Qalaf, also known as Shongole, survived a roadside bomb attack in Mogadishu; Shabaab fighters arrested three Hizbul Islam officials linked to the assassination attempt. Shabaab leader Sheikh Abu Mansur said that he forgave the former members of the transitional government of Somalia in southern Somalia after a meeting in Baidoa.
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