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17 avr. 2019 | 08h08 UTC

Somalia: Explosion in Mogadishu April 17

Somalia Alerte de sécurité

Suspected VBIED detonates in Mogadishu April 17; further details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/4/2019, 12h00 until 18/4/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Mogadishu

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Event

Reports indicate a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated outside the Mubarak Hotel, located along the Maka Al Mukarama Road, in the capital Mogadishu at approximately 10:00 (local time) on Wednesday, April 17. Further details are still emerging.

Context

Al-Shabaab continues to exercise effective control over large zones in the south and center of Somalia and attacks from the group are frequent across the country, including in Mogadishu. The group often targets government officials and military infrastructure in a bid to topple the West- and UN-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam in Somalia.

Advice

Individuals in Mogadishu are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor developments to the situation, 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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