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US issues travel warning for holiday makers to be vigilant

Holidaymakers have been warned that “terrorist groups” are plotting further attacks in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday’s deadly blasts.

Possible targets include popular tourist sites, transportation hubs, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, airports, places of worship and other public areas.

The US State Department said in a revised travel advisory that visitors should exercise increased caution due to terrorism after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded in blasts in churches and luxury hotels.

“Terrorists may attack with little or no warning targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. ,” it said in a revised warning for holidaymakers.

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State stated that the United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning (April 21).

The United States offers its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wishes a quick recovery to all who were injured.


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