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Security Alert: Terrorists Intent on Targeting U.S. Citizens, Including Children

Africa > Malawi; Africa > Nigeria; Near East > Morocco; Western Hemisphere > Canada; Western Hemisphere > Panama; Western Hemisphere > Paraguay

Location: Multiple U.S. Embassies and Consulates have released the following language as a Security Alert.

Event
:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past, they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues.

 

Actions to Take:

·       Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, and transportation hubs

·       Review travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability

·       Keep a low profile

·       Be aware of your surroundings

·       Review your personal security plans

·       Report social media threats to local authorities