U.S. Embassy Issues Security Alert After Reports Of Gunfire In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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ADDIS ABABA —The United State of America embassy in Ethiopia has issued a security alert following reports of gunfire in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital.

There were reports late on Saturday that there was a coup attempt in the country’s Bahir Dar, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appearing on Television, saying that the situation has been put under control.

Below is the American Embassy’s statement:

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa

Event: The Embassy is aware of reports of gunfire in Addis Ababa. Chief of Mission personnel is advised to shelter in place.

Actions to Take:

–  Shelter in place

–  Employ sound security practices.

– Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.

–  Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations; monitor local news stations; and follow the instructions of local authorities.

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