Posted: 2:40 am EDT
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On June 15, the U.S. Embassy in Chad temporarily closed to the public due to reported explosions in the capital city. All American citizens and their families were advised to shelter in place and not to travel around town.
Two suicide bombings in Chad target police in capital http://t.co/SyVdiymbAP
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 15, 2015
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) June 15, 2015
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 15, 2015
Late Monday, Embassy N’Djamena released the following security message informing American citizens in the country of travel restrictions imposed on embassy personnel following the suicide attacks in the capital city:
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Travel Restrictions and Security Review – June 15, 2015
Due to the bombings in N’Djamena on Monday, June 15, U.S. Embassy personnel are required to travel in armored vehicles and are restricted from traveling after dark to public places such as bars, restaurants, and markets. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the Travel Warning for Chad, and to remain alert for potentially dangerous situations. U.S. citizens should avoid locations frequented by foreigners, including shops, restaurants, bars, and places of worship.
U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution throughout the country, and maintain vigilance in daily affairs, even when visiting familiar locations.