Security Alert: Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu International Airport (January 2, 2019)

Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu Interntional Airport (MIA)

Event:  The UN reports that several mortar rounds struck the UN compound within the Mogadishu International Airport on January 1, 2019.  Two UN mission members are reported to have received non-life threatening injuries. The situation remains fluid and assessment of the event continues.  The airport remains open and is operating normally.

Actions to take: 

  • reconsider travel to and around Mogadishu International Airport (MIA)
  • monitor social media and local media for updates

  • Assistance:
  • U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

+(254) (0)20-363-6451 during business hours

+(254) (0)20-363-6170 after business hours

  • State Department  – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444