Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Third Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

Overnight the Embassy has continued to track developments related to the al-Shabaab terrorist plot and to coordinate with Ugandan authorities.   We are updating our assessment of the security situation.  Although all government actions have moved forward effectively and, to this point, without violence, we believe it is prudent for all U.S. citizens to continue to shelter-in-place until we are able to reassess the risk of citizens inadvertently being caught up in operational activity. We will provide a further update no later than midday, Sunday, September 14th.

Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala is: phone number +256 (0) (414) 306 001 and email KampalaUSCitizen@state.gov.

You can stay in touch and get updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Kampala website and following U.S. Embassy Kampala on Twitter and Facebook.

You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).