On 01st October, a fire erupted in a business area of a market in Dharkeneley district, Banadiir region. Emergency response services were deployed to the scene.
- Up to ten fatalities and 20 injuries where reported on 30th September when heavy fighting broke out between Galmudug forces and Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a (ASWJ) – a paramilitary group fighting in opposition to jihadist organisations – In Dhusamareb, Galguduud region.
- The Somali National Army (SNA) conducted security operations against al Shabaab near Janale, Lower Shabeelle region on 04th October. Seven fatalities were recorded, and several others wounded, during the operations. The commander of the ‘Danab’ Special Forces unit announced that the operations would continue until stability is restored in the region.
- On 28th September, two individuals were killed, and five others were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack targeting a restaurant outside Kismayo Hospital, Lower Jubba region. Following the blast, armed clashes took place, and Jubbaland security forces conducted search operations to find the perpetrators, in which 20 suspects were arrested.
Politics & Miscellany
- Over the reporting period, 854 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health, with the total number of confirmed cases standing at 20,577, and the recorded fatalities at 1,137.
- On 03rd and 04th October, over 700 residents, primarily traders but including women and children, were evicted from their homes in Las Anod, Sool region, after allegations that they were ‘promoting insecurity’.
- During the reporting period, both President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (“Farmaajo”) and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble travelled separately abroad in their capacities as diplomats in the backdrop of the ongoing political feud between them.
- With the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks, the Health Ministry has been implementing multiple new measures in order to tackle these challenges.
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