Israel Issues Travel Warnings Over Islamist Terror Threats in African States


The Jerusalem Post reported:

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau posted travel warnings to several African states on Thursday, following an increase in the scope of terrorist attacks on the continent.

The bureau, a part of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that after a security assessment, new warnings were placed against travel to Niger, northern Cameroon, and Chad.

“A partial travel advisory has been issued for Cameroon, where an Islamic State affiliate – the Boko Haram organization – has expanded its activities and is carrying out terrorist activities in Cameroon, near the northwestern border with Niger. The main threats are kidnappings and attacks on local and Western targets, including Israeli and Jewish targets,” a statement by the bureau said.

An additional partial warning has been issued to Chad due to Boko Haram’s activities near its western border, with an emphasis on the capital city of N’Djamena and the provinces of Hadjer, Chari-Bagurimi, Lami, Lac, Mayo-Kebbi Es, Mayo-Kebbi-Quest, and N’Djamena.

The northern area of Niger was subject to a travel warning due to Boko Haram activities in its north and south.

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