The US Consulate General in Erbil warned U.S. citizens of a credible security threat towards public places in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan.
“As a result, all off-compound movements of U.S. government personnel under the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil will be limited on Friday, July 31, 2015 and Saturday, August 1, 2015,” the consulate said.
The Consulate also asked the Kurdish government to deploy additional Kurdish Security Forces in and around the Consulate neighborhood. “This restriction does not impact visitor access or meetings on the Consulate compound,” the consulate said.
Moreover, the US consulate called on U.S. citizens to maintain heightened security awareness.
A deadly car bomb killed three outside of the U.S. consulate on Friday 17 April, however all main suspects of the bomb attack were quickly arrested by the Kurdish security forces.