U.S. embassy issues emergency terroist alert for Americans in Pakistan
Washington, United States (4E) – The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad on Sunday advised American citizens to keep low profile and avoid areas in the ‘Red Zone’ amid an attack threat in Pakistani capital Islamabad.
The embassy’s call came just hours after Pakistani Interior Ministry issued a threat alert against possible terror attacks at five-star hotels and key government installations in the Red Zone area in the capital.
The U.S. citizens traveling or living in Pakistan were also asked to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This is the second alert to Americans in less than a month after last month’s protests due to an anti-Islam movie.
In a related development, two-day-long anti-U.S. marches against drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal regions ended peacefully. However, the marchers failed to enter Waziristan where they had planned a mass demonstration in Kotki area as army intervened in the wake of uncertain security situation in the region.