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24.04.19  /  Low  /   – About Today - Wednesday 24 April


24.04.19 About Today - Wednesday 24 April

Armenia: Genocide Memorial Day China: China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) Judaism: Passover (Pessah) Niger: National Concord Day Togo: Day of Victory

24.04.19  /  Medium  /  Morocco – Security Alert


24.04.19 Morocco Security Alert

On 22 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Location:  Casablanca, Arab League Park (Parc de la Ligue Arabe) “Event:  Due to reports of several recent assaults of individuals in Arab League Park in Casablanca, U.S. Mission personnel are restricted from transiting the park during the hours of darkness.  U.S. citizen travelers are advised to exercise increased caution in the area around the park.”

24.04.19  /  Medium  /  Colombia – Updated Travel Advice


24.04.19 Colombia Updated Travel Advice

On 22 April 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Colombia, which reads in part as follows: “Severe flooding and landslides have been reported in some regions. Heavy showers are expected to continue through the end of May. The Pan-American Highway is currently closed in southern Cauca due to a landslide. Severe flooding is affecting four municipalities in western Nariño. New flooding events are likely to occur in Cauca and Nariño. Pay close attention to the warnings issued by the Colombian Authorities.”

23.04.19  /  High  /  Afghanistan – Four Assailants Detonate Explosives


23.04.19 Afghanistan Four Assailants Detonate Explosives

On 20 April 2019, four assailants detonated explosives and opened fire on police officers at the Information Ministry headquarters in central Kabul. Approximately 2,000 people were trapped inside the building for several hours until security forces could evacuate them. At least seven people were killed in the clashes, including three police officers and four civilians; at least eight other people were wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack; the Taliban and the Afghan branch of the Islamic State have denied involvement.

23.04.19  /  High  /  Sri Lanka – Travel Alert


23.04.19 Sri Lanka Travel Alert

On 21 April 2019, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Advisory for Sri Lanka in which it raised its overall level of advice to “Level 2: Exercise Increase Caution” from from “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.” The Travel Advisory reads in part as follows: “Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism. “Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.” The full text of the Travel Advisory is available here.

23.04.19  /  Extreme  /  Nigeria – Unidentified Armed Assailants Storm the Kajuru Castle Resort


23.04.19 Nigeria Unidentified Armed Assailants Storm the Kajuru Castle Resort

On 21 April 2019, Nigerian officials confirmed that unidentified armed assailants had stormed the Kajuru Castle resort, located approximately 60 km (37 mi) southeast of Kaduna, late on 19 April. During the attack, the assailants abducted four tourists and shot and killed two people, including one British aid worker and one Nigerian national. Authorities have not located the assailants or the hostages, and it remains unclear if any ransom demands have been made. Kidnappings are common in Nigeria, particularly in Kaduna state.
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