Mali, Terrorism, Level 3: Multiple civilians killed in landmine explosion – Gao, Mali

2021-05-20: According to media reports, on Thursday (20 May), at least 16 civilians were killed when their vehicle was hit by a landmine explosion near the city of Gao. 
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.