The United States first warned its nationals of the threat on Saturday and closed the embassy on Monday. In a second statement on Monday, it said the embassy would remain closed for another day. It advised citizens in Kinshasa to keep a low profile.
The embassy declined to comment on the exact nature of the threat. Congo government spokesman Lambert Mende said the United States had shared no information.
Repeated delays to the election over the past two years led to street protests in which security forces killed dozens of demonstrators and worsened militia violence across the country. (Reporting By Giulia Paravicini Editing by Edward McAllister and Angus MacSwan)
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