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American Embassy in Jakarta Issues Bomb Warning

The U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has warned Americans to stay away from a shopping mall for the next few days because of a bomb threat.

A message issued by the embassy Friday warns of a possible bomb threat at the World Trade Center Mangga Dua in northern Jakarta through March 14.

The message says, "Americans in Jakarta should avoid the area surrounding this facility."

The statement does not give details or say what prompted the alert.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AP.