Morocco among countries at ‘high risk’ of terror attacks — UK Foreign Office

Morocco among countries at ‘high risk’ of terror attacks — UK Foreign Office
Djemaa El Fna at sunsetMichal Osmenda

In the wake of Turkey deadly bombings, the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued travel warning and advice against travelling to specific regions and countries which include Morocco.

After three suicide bombers blew themselves up at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, killing up to 50 people and wounding at least 150 others, the FCO has issued a list of holiday destinations the government classifies as “high-risk”.

The list includes Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, France, Spain, Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Croatia.

The FCO’s travel advice to Morocco tells British nationals that there is a high threat of terrorism due to the ‘growing number of locals belonging to ISIS’.

British nationals are warned that the attacks in Morocco ‘could be indiscriminate and could target foreigners”, and a reference is made to the 2011 Marrakech attacks which killed 17 people and injured 25, most of them tourists.

Morocco is a favourite holiday destination for Brits – around 500,000 visit Morocco every year.

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