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US advises its citizens to reconsider travel to Pakistan

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [United States] 

The has advised its citizens to reconsider travelling to citing in the country as the reason.

The U.S. State Department has launched its new system that will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide.

Under the new system, every country will have a travel advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4.

The U.S. Department has placed under level 3 category.

The citizens have also been asked to not travel to Pakistan's province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) due to

The advisory also warns citizens from travelling to the area due to and the potential for armed conflict.

"Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, military and government installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and local government facilities," the State Department said in its new Pakistan

"Over the past six months, there have been at least 40 significant terrorist attacks across Pakistan, resulting in over 225 deaths and 475 wounded, most of which occurred in Balochistan, KPK, and the FATA. In the past, there have been large-scale terrorist attacks resulting in hundreds of casualties," it added.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 13:10 IST