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12 Aug 2020 | 07:09 PM UTC

Somalia: Emerging Reports of IED blast in Waberi district in Mogadishu August 12

Somalia News Alert

Emerging reports of IED blast in the vicinity of Beerta Market (Waberi district) in Mogadishu on August 12; heightened security presence to be expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu


Emerging reports indicate that an improvised explosive device (IED) has been detonated in the Waberi district of Mogadishu at approximately 19:25 (local time) on Wednesday, August 12. The attack reportedly occurred in the vicinity of the Beerta Market. At least one person was killed and another injured. The intended target and perpetrator are yet to be confirmed.

Localized disruptions are likely in the area in the near term due to ongoing security response and clean-up operations.  


Those in Mogadishu are advised to 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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