Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update-Pool Region

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

May 18, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville informs U.S. citizens of reports of possible attacks against security personnel and civilians in several districts in the Pool Region and a heavy security presence in various areas. Please review the map on our website where armed confrontations and attacks have been reported in the last few months. Avoid these areas and exercise caution when traveling anywhere in the Pool Region. Carry proper identification, including a copy of your U.S. passport.

Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, review your personal security and preparedness plans, exercise caution, and stay current with media coverage of local events. Remain vigilant; and avoid large gatherings and areas where there is a heavy security presence. Maintain a high level of awareness and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

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