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27 Nov 2020 | 11:40 AM UTC

Somalia: Emerging reports of explosion in Mogadishu November 27

Emerging reports of explosion along airport road in Mogadishu on November 27; avoid the area and monitor developments



Emerging reports indicate that an explosion has occurred in Mogadishu on Friday, November 27, along the main airport road. Unconfirmed media sources indicate that a suicide bomber entered the Gelato Divino restaurant in the KM4 area. Initial reports suggest there have been casualties, with some reports suggesting at least six people were killed; though this is yet to be verified. Further details are awaited.

Security and clean-up operations are likely in the vicinity of the incident in the near term, with an associated risk of localized disruptions. Disruptions around Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ) have not been reported but are possible in the immediate term.


Those in Mogadishu are advised to avoid the abovementioned area 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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