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10 Nov 2020 | 11:29 AM UTC

Somalia: Heightened security reported in Kismayo following attack on political figure November 10

Somalia News Alert

Heightened security reported in Kismayo (Lower Juba region) following attack on political figure on November 10; remain vigilant and monitor situation

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2020, 11:00 PM until 11/11/2020, 10:59 PM (Africa/Khartoum). COUNTRY/REGION Kismayo, Lower Juba

Event

Heightened security has been reported in Kismayo (Lower Juba region) as a military operation has been launched on Tuesday morning, November 10, following the attempted assassination of the Jubaland parliament deputy speaker on Monday night, November 9. Authorities are searching for the perpetrators, suspected Al Shabaab militants, who injured three people in a grenade attack in the deputy speaker's residence. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of Tuesday morning.

Localized disruptions and checkpoints are likely in the area in the near term.

Advice

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant for security operations and militant activity, and adhere to instructions issued by 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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