State Department urges avoiding travel to Algeria, Rwanda; cautions on travel in Pakistan
May 5, 1998
Web posted at: 1:16 p.m. EST (1816 GMT)
(CNN) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday warned U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Algeria and Rwanda, citing continued terrorist attacks in Algeria, frequently targeting international citizens, and, in Rwanda, insurgent attacks, poor communication, transportation and health services.
The Department also issued a public announcement regarding a religious observances in Pakistan on May 6 and 7 that have, in the past, been a time of clashes between Muslim sects. Americans in Pakistan should use caution by avoiding certain cities where such incidents have occurred.
A previous travel warning calling for a deferment of non-essential travel to Pakistan and an announcement urging caution in the aftermath of the murders of five employees of a U.S. oil company remain in effect.
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