Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (May 10, 2018)
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Event: National elections will take place on Saturday, May 12. The U.S. Mission has received information of possible terrorist attacks against polling stations throughout Iraq, specifically in the Umm Al-Qura and Ghazaliya neighborhoods of Baghdad. The Embassy has temporarily curtailed movement of its personnel to these areas.
Actions to Take:
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Enhance your personal security.
U.S. Embassy Baghdad
Al-Kindi Street, International Zone, Baghdad
Telephone: 301-985-8841, ext. 4293 or 2413 (U.S. numbers that ring in Baghdad)
U.S. Citizen Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 011-964-770-443-1286 or 011-964-770-030-4888 from the United States or 0770-443-1286 or 0770-030-4888 from within Iraq
U.S. Consulate General Erbil
413 Ishtar, Ankawa Erbil, Iraq
Telephone during business hours from Iraq: 0760-030-3227; from the United States: 240-264-3467 and then extension 4554
U.S. Citizen Emergency After-Hours Telephone from Iraq: 0760-030-4909 and ask to speak with the duty officer; from the United States: 240-264-3467 and ask to speak with the duty officer
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444