The State Department announced Wednesday that the U.S. Embassy would be closed to the public Thursday and would reopen for regular business on Sunday.
According to the statement, the Embassy was closed so officials there could “review its security posture.”
The small, east African nation, which sits across from Yemen where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, is home to some 4,000 U.S. troops, and is the only enduring U.S. military base in Africa.
Earlier on Wednesday, militants stormed a museum in Tunisia, killing at least 17 tourists, with some attackers still at large, according to media reports.
Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens will be available.