Al-Qaedas Shebab claim attack on Somali PMs office kill six

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Meanwhile, Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland enclave has dismissed as “baseless” a British government warning of an imminent attack on foreigners, Reuters reported.

London urged all British nationals to leave Somaliland immediately on Sunday, warning of a “specific threat” to foreigners. Ireland issued the same alert to its citizens.

Somaliland’s Foreign Minster Mohamed Abdillahi Omer told reporters on Sunday night that there was no “imminent threat and danger from terrorists” and that the “UK government’s presumption of insecurity in Somaliland is baseless.”

Even before its latest warning, Britain advised against all travel to Somaliland - an enclave that declared independence in 1991 - as well as to wider Somalia, due to the “high threat from terrorism” and kidnapping. On Sunday it said there was an ongoing danger of “kidnapping for financial or political gain, motivated by criminality or terrorism.”

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