State Dept. issues advice on Nepal

WASHINGTON -- Travelers to Nepal were advised by the State Department that U.S. government installations and other locations frequented by U.S. citizens in Kathmandu may be targeted for terrorist attacks, including the Phora Durbar recreation area and international schools.

U.S. citizens should exercise caution and report suspicious activity if visiting any of these areas, the department said.

In another public announcement, travelers to Indonesia were advised to exercise "extreme caution" after bombings in Jakarta in recent weeks culminated in the Sept. 13 blast at the Jakarta Stock Exchange building, where several U.S. businesses have offices.

At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured.

It cited a "significant delay in an effective police response" to a large and unruly demonstration at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Sept. 15.

Turning to Guinea, the department issued a public announcement urging U.S. citizens to avoid the area between the Conakry-Mamou-Faranah-Macenta Road and the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia, due to renewed cross-border fighting and kidnappings.

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