The US government has warned of a possible terrorist attack in Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where armed conflict has been raging for months.
The US Embassy in Kinshasa announced Thursday in a security update of the Landes mit said that there is an increased risk of terrorist attack, riots, armed conflict or kidnapping in Goma, the city in North Kivu.
Embassy Security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo indicated that a “risk of attack on an unspecified ferry boat departing from Goma in North Kivu province.”
The note added that people “should remain vigilant; avoid crowds and demonstrations; Stay alert in places frequented by tourists, especially westerners. Be aware of your surroundings.”
It advised US citizens not to travel to Goma due to “crime” and “risk of terrorist attack”.
On April 8, 2022, six people were killed in a bomb attack in the Katindo military camp in the heart of the city of Goma. Several other urban crime cases are regularly reported in the volcanic city.
Several bombings were perpetrated in North Kivu province in 2021, including the December 25 attack in Beni, in which a suicide bomber killed five people.