Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bujumbura (Burundi), Grenade Attack in Bwiza

Burundian police have confirmed a grenade attack took place this evening at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the Centre-ville Bujumbura neighborhood of Bwiza. The incident has concluded and police have the situation under control, although three injuries were reported. The Embassy recommends avoiding the area for the evening.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council