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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S.: Visitors to Georgia Beware

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department said the U.S. Embassy in Georgia has received credible evidence that American citizens in that country are being targeted for kidnapping.

The advisory, issued Wednesday, said there is no information to suggest that the threat has any connection to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"U.S. citizens are urged to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to enhance their security," the announcement said.

It also urged that Americans maintain a low profile, vary routes and times for all required travel, and if at all possible, are encouraged not to travel alone or to remote sections of Tblisi.

In another advisory, the State Department urged U.S. citizens to stay away from Indonesia, saying the terrorist attacks have "significantly" raised concerns for the safety of U.S. citizens there. The department also authorized all U.S. government employees with non-emergency jobs to leave the country and advised those staying to "exercise maximum caution."