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FCO warns of threat to Westerners in Somaliland

By United Kingdom - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- FCO Travel Advice warns of new threat to Westerners in Somaliland:

Foreign Office Travel Advice already advises against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland, and advises all British nationals to leave. We are now aware of a specific threat to Westerners in Somaliland, and urge any British nationals who remain there against our advice to leave immediately. As our travel advice continues to make clear, kidnapping for financial or political gain, motivated by criminality or terrorism, remains a threat throughout Somalia. Our new travel advice for Somalia, including Somaliland, can be found at

We will keep our Travel Advice under constant review. We cannot comment further on the nature of the threats at this time.