EOS Alerts 8-7-2019
Somalia: Explosion Reported Near Hospital
On 8 July AM, local media sources reported that a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated near Digfer Hospital in Mogadishu. The vehicle was allegedly intercepted by security forces who cordoned the area before it detonated, killing the two occupants inside at the time. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.
Avoid travel to Somalia. For any business-critical travel, 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.