EOS Alerts 8-5-2017
Somalia: Car-Bomb Targets Intelligence Official in Mogadishu
Senior NISA official injured in car bomb attack
A senior official from the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), has been seriously injured after a bomb fitted into his car exploded as he was driving on Makka al-Mukarama Road in Mogadishu on 7 May. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, although the authorities suspect that it was carried out by Al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab militants, who operate in Mogadishu and frequently carry out attacks on security and government forces and installations.
For any business-critical travel in Somalia, travellers are advised to vary their routines regularly and avoid all travel after dark. Al-Shabaab and other Islamic extremists frequently carry out attacks and kidnap travellers. Attacks are generally directed at security force checkpoints, government buildings, police stations and hotels. Exercise particular caution in and around these areas and report any suspicious packages, behaviour or activity to the authorities.