Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – January 14, 2022

Location: Bamako


The U.S. Embassy in Mali has received information indicating that diplomatic missions and/or international institutions may be targeted by unspecified attacks on January 14, 2022, given ongoing demonstrations in Bamako. There is no further information regarding the timing, target, location, or method of any planned attacks. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid diplomatic missions, international institutions, and demonstrations.

We encourage U.S. citizens to monitor local media for updates.

U.S. citizens are advised to:

  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Do not attempt to drive through protests or roadblocks
  • Continue to exercise vigilance while in Mali
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a means of communication (cell phone, etc.) with you at all times
  • Monitor local media for updates