AFRICA Somalia (Security threat level – 5): On the morning...
Guinea (Security threat level – 4): On 28 July 2022, police officers in the capital Conakry clashed with anti-government demonstrators who were erecting barricades, burning tires and throwing stones at the officers. Tear gas canisters were deployed in multiple areas of the city to disperse the demonstrators. According to local media reports, one person was killed in the Hamdallaye suburb and several others were injured, including 12 police officers. Approximately 85 demonstrators were arrested. The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution, a political coalition, has organized protests since September 2021 to oppose the military junta’s unilateral plans to install a civilian government.
Somalia (Security threat level – 5) : On 29 July 2022, a regional justice minister was killed in the southern city of Baidoa, located in South-West state, when an improvised explosive device detonated outside of a mosque after the conclusion of Friday prayers. The deceased minister’s son was also killed in the blast and at least 11 people were injured. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, authorities view the al-Shabab militant group as the likeliest perpetrator.
Russia (Security threat level – 4): At approximately 0000 local time on 29 July 2022 (2100 UTC on 28 July), a fire broke out on the first floor of a 15-story residential building on Alma-Atinskaya street in southeastern Moscow, the capital, killing eight people and injuring four more. Firefighters extinguished the blaze after nearly one hour, while emergency personnel evacuated approximately 200 residents from the building. The cause of the fire is unknown. However, Russian Emergency Ministry officials stated that an electrical malfunction may have started the fire.
Denmark (Security threat level – 2): On the morning of 29 July 2022, police officers temporarily evacuated passengers from Terminal 2 at Copenhagen Airport (EKCH/CPH) due to a hoax bomb threat. The evacuation occurred after a man facetiously told a staff member that a bomb was in his luggage. Operations at the facility were halted for about one hour due to the incident. Authorities arrested the man and levied charges against him for making the threat.
United States (Security threat level – 2): As of 29 July 2022, search and rescue operations are underway in the eastern part of the state of Kentucky, following widespread flooding across the area. Rainfall of more than 6 in (15 cm) was recorded in the region overnight on 27-28 July, causing flooding and mudslides; communities in Perry County appear to be the worst-affected. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and over 200 people are seeking refuge in emergency shelters. As of last report, approximately 26,000 customers in Kentucky are currently without electricity. The governor of Kentucky declared a state of emergency on 28 July and mobilized National Guard troops to assist in rescue and recovery efforts. Thus far, 15 people have been reported killed. Additional rainfall is in the forecast for the region until the upcoming weekend.
Moldova (Security threat level – 3): On 29 July 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Bomb threats have been reported at the Chisinau International Airport and at the Supreme Court of Justice today, July 29, 2022. Both locations have been evacuated and Moldovan police are investigating. Please monitor local news sources for updates. Bomb threats have been reported recently in various locations in Moldova. Moldovan police investigating each of the reported bomb threats were able to clear the locations and never found evidence of a bomb. These recent incidents underscore the need to exercise good situational awareness and report anything suspicious to local authorities.”