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01 Apr 2020 | 09:28 AM UTC

Somalia: Intercommunal clashes reported near Kismayo (Lower Juba region) March 31

Intercommunal clashes near Kismayo (Lower Juba region) leave at least 14 dead on March 31; further clashes possible over the near term



On Tuesday, March 31, intercommunal clashes took place approximately 30 km (18.6 mi) southwest of Kismayo (Lower Juba region), leaving at least 14 people dead and several others wounded. The clashes over land ownership in the area have been ongoing since Sunday, March 28, and have led to hundreds of residents fleeing the nearby areas.

Further clashes are possible in the area over the near term.   


Individuals present in Somalia are advised to maintain vigilance and keep abreast of the situation.

The security environment in Somalia remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.