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27 May 2020 | 02:56 AM UTC

Somalia: Clashes between security forces in Daynile district (Banaadir region) kill at least five May 26

Somalia News Alert

Clashes between security forces in Daynile district (Banaadir region) kill five on May 26; a heightened security presence is likely in the immediate term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Daynile district (Banaadir region)


Clashes between security forces in Daynile district (Banaadir region) resulted in five fatalities on Tuesday, May 26. At least three others were wounded in the clashes. Reports indicate that fighting occurred between troops and local security personnel in Daynile; however, the exact cause for the fighting remains unclear, although sources have suggested that it began due to a land dispute.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in Daynile in the immediate term. 


Individuals present in Somalia are advised to maintain vigilance and keep abreast of the situation.

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


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