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12 Sep 2019 | 10:31 AM UTC

Somalia: Landmine kills five in Dinsoor September 11

Somalia News Alert

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants attack police station in Dinsoor September 11, killing five people; similar attacks expected over the near-term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Dinsoor


A landmine blast nearby the police station in Dinsoor (southwest) killed five people on Wednesday, September 11. Several others were wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Al-Shabaab is highly suspected.

Similar attacks are to be expected in Somalia over the near-term.


Al-Shabaab continues to exercise effective control over large zones in the south and center of Somalia and attacks by 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 West- and UN-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam in Somalia.


Individuals in Somalia are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Somalia remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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