An explosion occurred near the Hodan district headquarters in Mogadishu on Monday, September 10. The blast was reported at approximately 10:03 (local time). Initial reports indicate that the explosion may have been from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). Details are still emerging.
Individuals in Mogadishu are advised to avoid the area of the blast, remain vigilant, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities. The security environment in Somalia remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.