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09 Aug 2020 | 01:48 PM UTC

Somalia: IED explosion reported in Wanlaweyn (Lower Shabelle region) August 9

Somalia News Alert

At least two people injured in an IED blast in Wanlaweyn (Lower Shabelle region) on August 9; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/12/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Wanlaweyn, Lower Shabelle region


At least two people were injured on Sunday, August 9, in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the town of Wanlaweyn (Lower Shabelle region), located around 80km (50 miles) north-west of Mogadishu. The device reportedly exploded in the vicinity of a store distributing Khat in the market.

A heightened security presence, as well as emergency operations, are likely in the area in the near term.


Those in the Lower Shabelle region are advised to monitor developments, review personal security measures, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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


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