On the morning of 7 June 2023, two explosions were reported outside a military base that houses Ethiopian troops in the Somali town of Dolow, located in the Gedo region, which borders Ethiopia. According to the Somali government, Ethiopian troops manning the barracks entrance gate foiled an assault that included the detonation of two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs). One of the two VBIEDs detonated at the entrance, injuring four Ethiopian soldiers and causing notable damage. The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for deploying two suicide bombers to launch an attack on the military base.