A suspected under-vehicle improvised explosive device (UVIED) detonated in Mogadishu at approximately 16:30 (local time) on Sunday, December 2. The attack occurred on the Maka al Mukarama Road near the Sayidka junction. As of Sunday evening, no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, although Al-Shabaab is suspected.
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.
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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