At least four people were wounded after grenade attacks took place in multiple districts of Mogadishu (Banadir region) on Thursday, August 13. Local sources indicate that at approximately 19:00 (local time) the headquarters of Dharkenley, Wadajir, Waberi, and Karan districts were attacked with grenades. Simultaneously, the Bondhere, Dayniile, Garasbaaley, Hodan, Shibis, and Yaqshid sub-district headquarters were also attacked with grenades. Reports indicate that at least one soldier and three civilians were wounded. At least two people have been arrested in the Shibis district and investigations are ongoing. Al Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Localized disruptions are possible 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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