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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako (Mali), Continued Threat of Attacks in Bamako and Gao

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The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly in the cities of Bamako and Gao, Mali.  Avoid vulnerable locations with poor security measures, be vigilant, and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

The Department of State advises against all travel to Mali in its Travel Warning for Mali.  Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. 

For further information:

Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).