Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (10 April 2018)

Location: Tanai and Hpakant Townships, Kachin State

Event: The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has issued a public notice warning residents in these townships that it intends to launch a widespread offensive against the Myanmar Army.  Violence between the KIA and the Myanmar Army has increased in recent months.  Violence may spread beyond these two townships.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Make contingency plans to leave.


U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Burma Country Information

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