USA issued the highest level travel alert requested all citizens to reconsider visiting Pakistan due to terrorism
USA issued the highest level travel alert requested all citizens to reconsider visiting Pakistan due to terrorism . manipurstories.com
USA issued the highest level travel alert requested all citizens to reconsider visiting Pakistan due to terrorism.
The Level 4 of US travel advisory means asking citizens not to travel to the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) along with the LoC. The rest of the areas in Pakistan continues to remain on Level 3 of the travel alert.
"Do not travel to the India-Pakistan border. Militant groups are known to operate in the area. India and Pakistan maintain a strong military presence on both sides of the border," the State Department said.
Indian amy and insurgents periodically exchange gunfire and artillery fire across the LoC, the advisory said.
"Do not travel to KPK province, which includes the former FATA. Active terrorist and insurgent groups routinely conduct attacks against civilians, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government offices and security forces," the State Department said.
These groups historically have not discriminated between government officials and civilians. Assassination and kidnapping attempts are common, including the targeting of polio eradication teams, it said.
According to the State Department, terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Pakistan. A local history of terrorism and ongoing ideological aspirations of violence by extremist elements have led to indiscriminate attacks on civilian as well as local military and police targets, it said.