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24 May 2020 | 07:15 PM UTC

Somalia: Casualties reported following explosion near Baidoa May 24

Somalia News Alert

At least five reported killed and 20 others wounded following explosion north of Baidoa (Bay region) on May 24; avoid area

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Baidoa


Local media sources indicate that at least five have been killed and 20 others injured in an explosion at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp north of Baidoa (Bay region) on Sunday, May 24. The explosion reportedly occurred at around 17:00 (local time) as people gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Video footage allegedly showing the aftermath of the incident indicates that the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) or mine explosion. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area in the near term.  


Individuals in the vicinity of Baidoa are advised to avoid the area of the incident, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the 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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