An improvised explosive device (IED) targeted the vehicle of Hodan District Commissioner Abdihakin Dhagajun in Mogadishu on Thursday, November 12. The incident occurred at 20:11 (local time) in the vicinity of 21 October School in Waberi district. Two of the commissioner's close protection team were killed in the attack and he himself reportedly received injuries. Unconfirmed reports indicate that he died after being taken to a local hospital for treatment. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Security and clean-up operations are likely in the vicinity of the incident in the near term, with an associated risk of localized disruptions.
Those in Mogadishu are advised to avoid the area of the incident 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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