Alert: Ongoing Attack at Youga Mine
Location: Youga, near Zabre, Centre-East
Event: The U.S. Embassy has received credible information that a security guard working at the Youga mining site shot and killed a local miner on Wednesday, August 7. The local population is upset and has attacked the guards and the installation. We don’t have clarity on the type or magnitude of the attack at this time and advise all Americans to stay clear of the Youga Gold Mine site.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid travelling to any areas near Youga.
- Monitor local media.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
- Review your personal security plans.
- U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
- (226) 25 49 53 00
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Burkina Faso Country Information
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