Alert – U.S. Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauritania (May 9, 2018)

Event:  Extremists may use the upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to target U.S. citizens.  Terrorists may employ of variety of tactics.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs and other public venues.

Actions to take:

  • Keep a low profile
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plan


  • U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

o   +222 4525-2660

o   +222 3662-8163 (after hours)


  • State Department – Consular Affairs

o   888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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