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28 Nov 2020 | 01:56 AM UTC

Somalia: IED blast reported in Mogadishu’s Abdi Aziz district November 28

IED blast reported in Mogadishu’s Abdi Aziz district on November 28; avoid the area

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Event

An explosion believed to have been caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) occurred in the Abdi Aziz district of Mogadishu during the morning of Saturday, November 28. Reports indicate a port official may have been the target of the blast, which killed two of the official's bodyguards. 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.

Advice

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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