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