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26-July-2022

AFRICA

Uganda (Security threat level – 4): On 25 July 2022, police officers clashed with protesters who had erected roadblocks on a stretch of the Jinja-Kamuli highway, located approximately 70 km (40 mi) east of the capital Kampala, during demonstrations against rising fuel prices. Police officers fired tear gas at the protesters, who threw stones at the officers. According to a police spokesman, 41 protesters were detained in the event. Fuel prices in Uganda have recently peaked at a record 1.70 U.S. dollars per liter (6.90 U.S. dollars per gallon).

EUROPE

Germany (Security threat level – 3): On 26 July 2022, German airline Lufthansa announced the cancellation of hundreds of passenger flights arriving and departing from the cities of Frankfurt and Munich ahead of a strike organized by ground staff demanding a 9.5% wage increase. The strike action is scheduled to take place on 27 July from 0345-0600 local time (0145-0400 UTC), according to a spokesperson for the ver.di service workers’ union. The airline has canceled approximately 680 passenger flights in Frankfurt and an additional 345 flights in Munich. Travelers should check directly with the airline regarding flight cancellations.

NORTH AMERICA

United States (Security threat level – 2): At approximately 1120 local time (1620 UTC) on 25 July 2022, a woman carrying a handgun fired several shots into the air inside a terminal at Dallas Love Field Airport (KDAL/DAL) — located approximately 5 mi (8 km) northwest of downtown Dallas — causing panic among passengers at the facility. A Dallas police officer who was inside the airport at the time shot and wounded the perpetrator, who was standing near a ticket counter when she fired shots into the ceiling of the terminal. No one else was injured in the event. Following the shooting, flight operations at the airport were suspended until about 1530 local time as police conducted an investigation. While a motive for the shooting is unknown, the detained individual reportedly has a criminal history.

OCEANIA

Papua New Guinea (Security threat level – 5): On 26 July 2022, Papua New Guinea’s National Security Advisory Council ordered the deployment of 100 soldiers in the capital Port Moresby and placed another 130 on standby to assist police officers in containing election-related violence. Military personnel will serve sentry duty at roadblocks and checkpoints in the capital, searching vehicles and pedestrians for weapons until the general election concludes on 29 July. Local businesses have also been ordered to suspend regular operations ahead of a curfew, the times for which the prime minister is expected to announce within the next 48 hours. The deployment follows a 24 July attack perpetrated by suspected gang members against voters at a polling station located outside Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby’s city center.