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Australia Warns of Alleged Terror Plots Against Westerners in Pakistan


Australia is warning its citizens to avoid travel to Pakistan due to what it calls a "very high threat" of terrorist attack, including a possible plot against Western hotels in the capital.

In the warning issued Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Australian officials continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets, including areas frequented by foreigners.

The statement says recent credible reporting indicates a potential threat against Western hotels in Islamabad.

It also says recent reports suggest that terrorists are planning attacks against Western, including Australian, individuals and interests in Peshawar. But it warns that attacks "could occur at any time, anywhere" in Pakistan.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam is quoted saying that Pakistan does not have any information about any plot to attack Western hotels.

Some information for this report was provided by AP .

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