Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least four people, including the governor of the north-central Mudug province Ahmed Muse Nur and his bodyguards.
A suicide attack occurred on Sunday, May 17 when the attacker rammed a scooter taxi into a car carrying the governor and his security detail before detonating an explosive device. The governor of Putland province has been killed in similar circumstances in March this year (2020). Al Shabaab took responsibility for that attack, too.
The security situation in Somalia is extremely volatile and continues to deteriorate. Al Shabaab continues to wage a deadly insurgency in Somalia. Their most recent attacks include a suicide car bomb attack on the European Union armored convoy in Mogadishu in October 2018, a suicide bomb and gun attack on the popular Medina hotel in Kismayo in July 2019, and car explosion in Mogadishu in December 2019. In this context, all travel to this country should be avoided, or at least it should be overseen by a professional risk management company.