Citing Terror Risks, US State Department Advises Americans Not To Travel To Algeria

Citing Terror Risks, US State Department Advises Americans Not To Travel To Algeria

Washington, February 5 (TNA) Owing to growing threat perceptions of terrorist acts, specially against foreign nations, the US State Department has raised its alert level for American travellers wishing to travel to Algeria to level 4, the highest on its insecurity scale.

This has been done citing risks of "terrorism and kidnapping". "Terrorist groups continue to prepare possible attacks in Algeria. Terrorists can attack with little or no warning and have recently targeted Algerian security forces," read the State Department website, which advises Americans not to "travel" to Algeria.

"Most attacks take place in rural areas, but attacks are possible in urban areas despite a large police presence," said US diplomacy. The State Department also recommends that its nationals "avoid travelling to rural areas located less than 50 km from the border with Tunisia and less than 250 km from the borders with Libya, Niger, Mali and Mauritania due to terrorist and criminal activities, including kidnappings ".

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