posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 12:23 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Australian and American citizens have been warned to postpone all but essential travel to the Philippines because of fears
of terrorist attacks.
The high alert travel warning was issued by authorities in the United States and Australia after they said they had received information that
terrorist attacks were being planned in the Philippines.
Authorities said that citizens should defer all non-essential travel to Mindanao in the south, and defer all travel to the Zamboanga peninsula and the
The alerts in particular warn citizens to stay away from areas known to be frequented by foreigners, including coastal resorts.
Warning Americans to be "vigilant" over personal security, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday: "Terrorist groups, including Jemaah
Islamiyah and the Abu Sayyaf Group, and radical elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, are planning multiple attacks throughout the