Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Nouakchott (March 06, 2023)

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania. Especially Dar Naim neighborhood.

Event: Prison break by four potentially dangerous persons who killed two prison guards during escape.

U.S. government personnel are advised to minimize movements in the city due to ongoing police operations.

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott remains open but on maximum telework.  Consular operations are open as normal.  The American International School of Nouakchott will be closed on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Actions to Take:

·                     Minimize movement in and around the city

·                     Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

+222 4525-2660

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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