U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Locks Down Amid Extreme Violence

Two explosive laden vehicles detonated in a complex attack at a Mali Military Camp in Kati, Mali, prompting roadblocks and military deployments throughout the capital.

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako responded by ordering a shelter in place declaration moments ago for all diplomatic staff and U.S. citizens. Thus far the Mali government is only reporting two militant deaths in the attack. The embassy had this to say:

“Location:Bamako, Mali


The U.S. Embassy in Mali received reports of roadblocks and possible violence in Bamako. U.S. government employees have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice. U.S. citizens should monitor local media for updates.

Actions to take:

  • Continue to exercise vigilance while in Mali
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a means of communication (cell phone, etc.) charged, and with you at all times
  • Monitor local media for updates”

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.