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26 Nov 2018 | 10:50 AM UTC

Somalia: Complex attack in Mudug region November 26

Somalia News Alert

Car bomb and gun attack reported in central Somalia November 26; at least 15 people killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/27/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Galkayo

Event

A suicide car bombing and shooting attack was reported in Galkayo (Mudug region; central Somalia) on Monday, November 26. The attack, carried out by Al-Shabaab militants, targeted a religious center. At least 15 people, included a cleric accused of insulting the Prophet Mohamed, were killed.

Context

Al-Shabaab regularly conducts bombings and assassinations in southern and central Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu. The group frequently targets government and international delegate convoys, infrastructure, and personnel.

Advice

Individuals in Somalia 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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