Niger, Terrorism, Level 3: Multiple killed in attack near border with Mali – Banibangou, Niger

2021-07-26: According to media reports from Monday (26 July), at least 14 civilians were killed in an attack in the department of Banibangou near the border with Mali. The area is a frequent target of jihadist attacks. 
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.