June 4, 2017

London Attacks – What we know so far

A van has struck pedestrians on London Bridge in central London leaving a number of casualties, including fatalities. Police have declared a “terrorist incident” there and at nearby Borough Market amid reports of stabbings. Armed police and ambulances were called to reports of a white van hitting several people on London Bridge at approximately 22:08 BST on Saturday. Witness reports say the van mounted the pavement of the bridge. Police have said there has been “more than one” person killed …

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June 1, 2017

Personal Security Awareness During Ramadan

This is to serve as a reminder to all U.S. citizens in Indonesia that traffic accidents and incidents of crime tend to increase during the month of Ramadan and the subsequent Idul Fitri holiday period. Please keep the following points in mind: Practice good situational awareness; remain actively aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded streets and shopping areas. Vary your routes and times so as not to be time or place predictable. Always carry a cell phone as a …

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May 25, 2017

Suicide Bomb Attack at East Jakarta Bus Station (Indonesia)

According to Indonesian authorities, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, a suicide bomb attack targeting police occurred near a bus station in Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta.  There were a number of people killed and wounded.  No foreign nationals were among the casualties. All U.S. citizen visitors or residents in Indonesia should review their personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security, and exercise caution in large gatherings.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor media …

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May 25, 2017

US Embassy in Egypt warns of ‘potential threat’

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has issued a security warning about a potential threat posed by a group it referred to as a “terrorist organization.” “The embassy is aware of a potential threat posted on a website by the Hassm group, a known terrorist organization, suggesting some kind of unspecified action this evening,” the embassy said in a security message. “The embassy has no further information about this potential threat but is in contact with Egyptian authorities.” Hassm is described …

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May 24, 2017

Security Situation in the United Kingdom

In the wake of the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester, the UK government has raised its assessment of the threat level for terrorism in the United Kingdom to “critical.”  This is the highest level in the UK government’s threat-level system and indicates a further attack is expected imminently. As a result of this change in threat level, UK authorities have announced that they will deploy military units and a heightened police presence near large public gatherings, major public venues, and …

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