Sunday, June 18, 2006

US Renews Philippines Travel Warning

The US government has renewed a travel warning for Americans in the Philippines, saying terrorist groups and radical insurgents are planning multiple attacks and Westerners are particularly vulnerable. In a renewed warning that supersedes a March warning, the State Department said it continued “to warn against all but essential travel throughout the country in light of heightened threats to Westerners.”Americans who choose to travel in the country should “remain aware of the continued potential for terrorist attacks, including those against US citizens. “Terrorist groups, including Jemaah Islamiyah and the Abu Sayyaf Group, continue to plan multiple attacks throughout the Philippines, as do some radical insurgents who have broken away from Moro groups.”