Twenty-one men are executed by a firing squad in Galkayo, in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland, Somalia, after they were convicted of being members of the jihadist group al-Shabaab. It is the largest number of executions of members of the group in Puntland. While the executions were being carried out, al-Shabaab gunmen attacked the town of Wisil, Mudug, killing 20 soldiers.
A suicide bomber in Somalia’s Puntland region detonates while hugging Saeed Ali, the treasurer of Galkayo, killing him and several police officers guarding him. Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
Farhan Jeemis Abdulle, a Somali journalist and well-known local reporter for Radio Daljir is shot and killed by an unidentified gunman in Galkayo while walking to his home district of Garsor. Puntland authorities arrived on scene to investigate the killing but no arrests have been made. Abdulle is the fifth journalist to be murdered in Somalia this year, and the second in Galkayo.