On 23 July 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Bamako issued a Security Alert following a terrorist attack near the capital, which reads in part as follows: “Following reports of gunfire at Kati military base, the U.S. Embassy in Mali continues to monitor the evolving security situation and reminds U.S. citizens to check local media for updates. U.S. Embassy employees are no longer sheltering in place; however, employees have been advised to avoid nonessential travel until July 27, 2022. This includes avoiding crowded areas and venues frequented by Westerners.”