BREAKING: UN to ‘limit’ personnel presence in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – United Nations is reviewing personnel presence in Somali capital Mogadishu, following mortar attack on its compound, leaving 3 personal wounded.

The U.N. personnel, who have been traveling to Mogadishu, were told to remain in Kenya’s capital Nairobi over last week’s attack, according to per notice.

An internal notice sent to UN personnel says the decision has been taken as a “precautionary measure” to “limit the staffing footprint in Mogadishu for the immediate future”.

The notice says personnel affected by the decision will be informed when they should travel to Mogadishu.

This comes after mortar attack on Jan 1 claimed by Al Shabaab has which wounded 3 personnel at UN headquarters in the capital of Mogadishu

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