Manila, Philippines (4E) – The United States Embassy in the Philippines have warned its American citizens when traveling to Sulu or southern part of the country due to kidnapping threats.
.”US citizens should continue to defer non-essential travel to the Sulu archipelago, due to the high threat of kidnapping of international travelers and violence linked to insurgency and terrorism there,” said a US embassy travel alert released on Friday.
Australia and Canada also issued warnings on Wednesday about new threats of kidnapping and terrorism in Mindanao.
The US advisory also noted greater police presence in Cotabato City, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat due to a prevailing state of emergency.
“The Department of State remains concerned about the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against US citizens and interests throughout the world. The department’s current message recommending Worldwide Caution reminds US citizens that terrorism can occur anywhere,” the US embassy said.
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