Two hotels and an African Union base under attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

At present, there are reports of attacks on two hotels, the Wehliya and Siyaad, in central Mogadishu and a mortar attack on an African Union base. Car bombs exploded and then gunmen entered the hotels and started shooting. So far, four people are reported killed, and al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Advice For Travellers

Any travellers in Mogadishu should stay in a safe place until the situation is resolved. Most countries advise against all travel to Somalia.

Global Monitoring To Keep You Safe While You Travel

Sign up your trip to receive real-time, exclusive travel alerts to help you stay safe while away from home.