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01 Oct 2018 | 10:53 AM UTC

Somalia: Car bombing in Mogadishu October 1

Somalia News Alert

Car bomb detonates near the Ministry of Defense in Mogadishu October 1; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/1/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu

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Event

A vehicle-born improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated near the Ministry of Defense in Mogadishu, around noon (local time) on Monday, October 1. The attack reportedly targeted an Italian convoy. No casualties have been reported for the moment but details are still emerging. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Al-Shabaab is highly suspected. Similar attacks are possible in the area in the near-term.

Context

Al-Shabaab continues to control large zones in the south and center of Somalia and attacks from the group are frequent across the country, including in Mogadishu. The group often targets government officials and military infrastructure in a bid to topple the Western- and UN-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam in Somalia.

Advice

Individuals in Somalia, particularly in Mogadishu, are advised to remain vigilant and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

The security environment in Somalia remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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