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26 Nov 2018 | 11:53 AM UTC

Somalia: Car bombing in Mogadishu November 26

Somalia News Alert

Car bombing in the capital Mogadishu November 26; at least eight people killed

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

Event

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded at a market in the village of Kawo Godey, located in the capital Mogadishu, on Monday, November 26. The attack, likely carried out by Al-Shabaab militants, reportedly left at least eight people dead and 15 others injured. Local reports indicate that one of the assailants may have been arrested. Details are still emerging.

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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