U.S. warns travellers of kidnapping threat in Philippines

Posted on May 30, 2013 • Filed under: Philippines, Tourist Warning

The U.S. Embassy wishes to alert U.S. citizens that a credible threat of a terrorist kidnapping for-ransom (KFR) plot against foreigners has been identified in the Zamboanga area on the island of Mindanao. As a result, the Embassy advises all American citizens residing in or planning to travel to the Zamboanga area to re-evaluate their personal safety situation and consider postponing travel to this area at this time. Any U.S. government personnel already in Zamboanga have been directed to relocate to a secure area. U.S. government employees planning to travel to Zamboanga have been directed to defer their travel at this time. Read article

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