A Danish destroyer sunk a pirate mothership in the Indian Ocean after allowing the crew to leave. Four civilians were killed in heavy fire exchange between gunmen in Galkayo. A revered clan elder has been kidnapped in Jowhar. Hizbul Islam leader Sheikh Ahmed Madobe vowed to intensify the fight against Shabaab. “We will target Shabaab officials with explosions and bullets and we will fight them everywhere including Mogadishu,” Madobe said.
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