Reports of explosion in Mogadishu August 8
Severity: 3 (Moderate)
Source: Drum Cussac
08/08/2020 (Somalia) - An explosion has been reported in Mogadishu on Saturday, August 8, with some sources suggesting the explosion occurred near Mogadishu Stadium; however, the exact location remains unconfirmed. The specific nature of the explosion is unclear, although reports indicate the explosion may have been a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack targeting a Somali National Army facility in the city. Further information is awaited.
Localized disruptions are likely in the area in the immediate term, along with a heightened security presence.
Those in Mogadishu are advised to 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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