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Somalia: IED blast kills several in Wanlaweyn district (Lower Shabelle region) August 24

Somalia News Alert

IED blast kills at least two people in Wanlaweyn district (Lower Shabelle region) on August 24; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Wanlaweyn, Lower Shabelle region

Event

At least two people were killed and several others were wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Wanlaweyn district (Lower Shabelle region) on Monday, August 24. Reports indicate the explosion occurred at the entrance to a local market. Security forces cordoned off the area. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a military base located adjacent to the market was the likely target. No group has claimed immediate responsibility for the incident.

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

Advice

Those in Lower Shabelle 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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