Somalia travel advice

The incidents below highlight the threat posed by terrorism in Somalia and the capacity of terrorist groups to carry out attacks:

20 February 2015: a car bomb and suicide bomber exploded at the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 25 people

23 January 2015: a car bomb exploded against the Syl Hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 5 people

4 January 2015: a car bomb exploded against Somali National Security Forces in Mogadishu resulting in at least 4 people killed

25 December 2014: gunmen gained entry to Mogadishu International Airport killing at least 12 people

14 December 2014: mortar rounds landed within Mogadishu International Airport

4 December 2014: a car bomb exploded against a UN convoy leaving Mogadishu International Airport, killing at least 4 people

15 October 2014: a car bomb detonated against a cafe in Mogadishu, injuring at least 5 people

31 August 2014: 2 car bombs exploded in Mogadishu, killing at least 2 people

9 July 2014: a car bomb detonated against Villa Somalia followed by gunmen gaining entry

24 May 2014: a car bomb detonated against the Mogadishu Parliament building followed by gunmen gaining entry, killing at least 1 person and wounding at least 9

10 March 2014: explosions detonated at three locations across Mogadishu

27 February 2014: a car bomb exploded outside a cafe in Mogadishu, killing at least 8 people

21 February 2014: an attack on Villa Somalia, killing at least 9 people

13 February 2014: a car bomb exploded near the gate of Mogadishu International Airport, killing at least 6 people

1 January 2014: 2 car bombs exploded at the Jazeera Hotel near Mogadishu International Airport, killing 11 people; there was also indirect fire into Mogadishu International Airport

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