WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department issued a warning April 13
against travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the U.S. Embassy said
it plans to withdraw official U.S. government employees from areas
of western Herzegovina and to restrict travel through these areas
until further notice.
The areas in question include West Mostar, Livno, Siroki Brujeg,
Grude, Medjugorje, Posusje, Tomislavgrad and Ljubuski.
The State Department said foreigners are at risk from occasional
localized political violence, land mines and unexploded
There have been recent outbreaks of mob violence against
American citizens and other foreigners, particularly in the
Earlier this month, the State Department said, a number of
incidents occurred in which Americans and other foreigners were
brutally attacked, pelted with rocks, robbed, and, in one case,
held hostage at gunpoint.
The communities where that violence took place include Mostar,
Medjugorje, Grude, Posusje, Livno, Tomislavgrad and Siroki Brijeg.
Local officials have said that they cannot guarantee the safety of
the international community.