Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Attack in the Vicinity of Lac Assal

The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an attack in the vicinity of Lac Assal.  In light of this attack, the U.S. Embassy reiterates that it maintains restrictions on travel at night in Djibouti outside the city limits of the capital for all U.S. government personnel.  The embassy would like to remind travelers planning road trips that driving at night is extremely dangerous and strongly discouraged on all roads outside of Djibouti City.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities

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