Reminding US citizens
to exercise caution in travelling in the country, the embassy warned that crowded places like malls, clubs, and transportation hubs were common targets of terror attacks.
The Department of State warns US citizens
of the risks of travel to Iran.
are advised to avoid the area for the next several days to allow time to assess the situation, said anadvisory posted on the website of the US embassy in Islamabad on Saturday.
The State Department on Wednesday re-issued a travel advisory, urging US citizens
and diplomatic personnel to avoid the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and certain areas of Area A in the West Bank.
She affirmed "obviously, no greater priority for us than the welfare and safety of US citizens
abroad," saying there is no additional information to share at this time.
An updated statement the US State Department released on Wednesday alerts US citizens
traveling to or residing in Turkey to the continuing public demonstrations taking place throughout the country.
The US Mission in Pakistan continues to recommend that US citizens
defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.
"This security message from the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan alerts US citizens
to travel restrictions for US Embassy staff during the next two weeks," said the message posted on the Embassy's website.
The State Department said that US citizens
have been victims of attacks in Pakistan in the last few years, and also noted that reports of religious intolerance rose in 2010-2011.
The US department of state has alerted US citizens
travelling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given the recent 'counter-terrorism activity' in Pakistan, according to a worldwide travel alert posted on the website of the US embassy in Qatar.
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The message said the US Mission in Pakistan reiterates its advice to all US citizens
to take measures for their safety and security at all times, including practicing good situational awareness, avoiding of crowds, and maintaining a low profile.