WASHINGTON: The United States warned its citizens Thursday to avoid travel to Pakistan amid ongoing protests in the country against a US-made anti-Islam film.
The warning from the State Department updates an August 27 advisory, which warned of the "risks of travel to Pakistan" but stopped short of recommending Americans avoid traveling there.
The warnings highlight protests and political rallies against the US, NATO and its ISAF force, drone strikes, and Pakistan's ongoing energy crisis.
Over the past week, there have been dozens of protests around Pakistan against the anti-Islam film, killing at least two people. And for the first time on Thursday, protests in the capital turned violent.