WASHINGTON -- The State Dept. issued a travel warning advising
against visiting Bahrain while recommending U.S. citizens in the
country depart because of growing security concerns.
The department said it has received "credible information"
indicating "extremists are planning attacks against U.S. and other
Western interests in the Kingdom of Bahrain" similar to those
carried out in neighboring Saudi Arabia.
There terrorists have "targeted residential housing compounds
using vehicle bombs, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries,
including to American citizens," the department said.