30 September 2019 – A convoy of the EU Training Mission in Somalia was hit today in Mogadishu.

While returning from an activity in Villa Gashandigha, the HQ of the Somali Ministry of Defence and Somali National Army General Staff, an EUTM-Somalia convoy was hit by an explosion at 11:16 local time.

No EUTM-S soldiers were injured in the explosion. Two vehicles sustained damage.

No shots were discharged by EUTM-S personnel in this incident.

European Union Mission Somalia (EUTM-S), works to develop and strengthen Somali Defence institutions, through the provision of strategic military advice to the Somali National Army HQ and the supporting of military training.

The EU military mission operates in close cooperation and coordination with the other international community actors in the area, such as the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), US, UK and Turkey.