The travel advisory from the US Department of Defense places restrictions on unofficial, that is personal travel by Department of Defense personnel to Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Guinea until June 30, 2016.
“These restrictions only apply to active duty and civilian employees of the Department of Defense,” it said.
It also reminded American citizens of the importance of practicing good security habits, to be aware of their surroundings, and to remain vigilant at all times.
The death toll from the Ivory Coast attack rose to 19, by Thursday March 17, 2016, some news reports have said, quoting government officials.
According to the VOA, the victims reportedly came from six different countries. Eleven Ivorians were killed, and four French citizens were among the dead, as well as one German, one Nigerian, one Macedonian and one Lebanese.
By Emmanuel K Dogbevi