Friday, September 01, 2006

Australia Issues Travel Warning About Egypt Terror Threat

The Australian government warned its citizens there was a "high threat" of a terrorist attack in Egypt, including the tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a travel advisory it had received credible information suggesting terrorists could attack targets in Egypt. It didn't provide details of the information. "We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Egypt because of the high threat of terrorist attack," the advisory said."We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets, including places frequented by foreigners such as resorts and hotels and symbols of the Egyptian Government. Attacks could occur at any time, anywhere in Egypt." There have been three terrorist attacks on Sinai in less than two years, the most recent in April when at least 24 people were killed when three blasts from three bombs ripped through a promenade in the resort of Dahab. Sharm el-Sheikh was attacked last year.