State Dept. issues warning on travel to Bahrain

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.

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