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Security Alert: Khartoum (Sudan), Gunfire Reported in Khartoum

Location:  Khartoum, Sudan


Event: Gunfire reported in couple of locations in Khartoum


Gunfire has been heard in a couple of locations in Khartoum and Embassy staff have been advised to shelter in place until a determination can be made.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  



Actions to Take:


·         Keep a low profile.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

·         Be aware of your surroundings.

·         Review your personal security plans.  

·         Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.


·         U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

+ (249) (187) 022871

+ (249) (187) 022000 (after hours)



·         State Department - Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Sudan Country Information

·         Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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