Posted on: CNN | December 4th, 2018
Authors: Ryan Browne and Jennifer Hansler
The US embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was closed after the US received intelligence that an ISIS-linked group could carry out attacks against US interests there, two US officials tell CNN.
The terror group is not believed to have a significant presence in the DRC and officials say it is believed that the operatives may have been planning to enter the DRC from outside the country.
The embassy had been closed since it received “credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat against US Government facilities in Kinshasa” on November 24.
The embassy is expected to re-open to the public on Tuesday, according to a statement by the embassy.