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23 Nov 2018 | 04:42 PM UTC

Somalia: IED attack reported outside Mogadishu November 23

Somalia News Alert

Suspected improvised explosive device (IED) attack reported on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu November 23; at least three soldiers wounded

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/24/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) attack was reported on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Friday, November 23. The attack, suspected of being carried out by Al-Shabaab militants, reportedly targeted government soldiers, leaving at least three wounded.

Context

Al-Shabaab continues to conduct bombings and assassinations in southern and central Somalia, including Mogadishu. The group frequently targets government and international delegate convoys, infrastructure, and personnel.

Advice

Individuals in Mogadishu are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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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