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Somalia: Capital’s only ambulance service banned from Mogadishu blast scenes

MOGADISHU, Police in Somalia have ordered the only ambulance service in the capital, Mogadishu, to stop going to bomb blast scenes for security reasons.

Dr Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan, who has been running Aamin Ambulance for the past 12 years, said the decision would gravely impact the people who need urgent help.

[The order] came from the police commissionthey told us it is because of security reasons they said that they [the terrorists] might use ambulances in terrorist attacks and I told them they would have to register all ambulances, he said.

Dr Adan is in the UK to raise funds for his 24-hour free ambulance service.

Currently the service is surviving on $12,000 a month.

In 2018, it was reported that Aamin Ambulance was under threat of closure because it didn't have enough vehicles.

Source: NAM News Network