The U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan is aware of media reports of the Azerbaijan State Security Service fatally shooting an individual with purported ties to terrorist organizations. The individual is believed to have been preparing to perpetrate a suicide bombing incident. The incident took place on Saturday, December 3, near the Bina Shopping Center in Baku. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation.
We take this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the recent Europe Travel Alert. A copy is provided below for your convenience.