US Issues Travel Warning to Americans in Sudan Due to High Terror Threat

© AP Photo / Jason PatinkinJune 24, 2015, South Sudanese government soldiers patrol in Bentiu town, South Sudan. South Sudan’s army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes
June 24, 2015, South Sudanese government soldiers patrol in Bentiu town, South Sudan. South Sudan’s army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes - Sputnik International
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Americans should avoid travel to three areas in Sudan and to exercise caution in the rest of the country, according to an advisory issued by the US Department of State on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The advisory cited suicide operations, bombings, shootings and kidnappings as terrorist threats, and it also warned against ordinary crimes such as armed robberies, home invasions and car jackings.

"Terrorist groups remain present in Sudan and are intent on harming Westerners and Western interests," the advisory said.

Sudan’s Darfur region and the Sudanese states of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan are areas of particular concern, according to the advisory.

The advisory urged all Americans to have evacuation plans that can be carried out quickly, without help from the US government.

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