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17 Nov 2020 | 10:26 AM UTC

Emerging reports of explosion in Mogadishu November 17

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Emerging reports of explosion near Police Academy in Mogadishu on November 17; avoid the area and monitor developments

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu

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Event

Emerging reports indicate that an explosion has occurred in Mogadishu on Tuesday, November 17, outside General Kahiye Police Academy. The blast was reportedly caused by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). There have been no immediate reports of casualties; further details are awaited.

Security and clean-up operations are likely in the vicinity of the incident in the near term, with an associated risk of localized disruptions.

Advice

Those in Mogadishu are advised to avoid the abovementioned area in the immediate term, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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