Officials from Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have urged their citizens to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi following what has been described as a specific and imminent threat against Westerners.
The foreign ministries of the three countries issued statements Thursday about the security situation in Benghazi. Britain said there was a high threat of terrorism in the city, adding that attacks could be indiscriminate and target places frequented by foreigners.
It is not clear how many people will be affected by the advisories.
The warnings come a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress on the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.