Security Alert: Burkina Faso, Terror Groups Continue Plotting

Location: Burkina Faso

Event: Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso. Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with little or no warning. Targets could include hotels, restaurants, police stations, customs offices, military posts, mining sites, places of worship, schools, and anywhere crowds gather.

Due to the risk of attacks throughout Burkina Faso, the U.S. Embassy prohibits official government travel to the following regions, unless approved in advance.

Centre Est Region

Boucle du Mouhoun

Cascades

Centre-Nord

Centre-Ouest (Not including the Province of Boulkiemde).

Centre-Sud

Hauts-Bassin

Nord

Sud-Ouest

Ouagadougou Neighborhoods: Karpala, Balkiui and Rayongo

Actions to Take:

Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.

Review your personal security plans.

Remain aware of your surroundings.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)