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15 Aug 2020 | 04:51 AM UTC

Somalia: Multiple grenade attacks wound several in Mogadishu August 13

Somalia News Alert

Multiple grenade attacks wound at least four people in Mogadishu on August 13; further attacks are likely in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu

Event

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.

Advice

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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