Press release: FCO warns of threat to Westerners in Somaliland

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Ministry of Defence said:
Foreign Office Travel Advice already advises against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland, and advises all British nationals to leave. We are now aware of a specific threat to Westerners in Somaliland, and urge any British nationals who remain there against our advice to leave immediately. As our travel advice continues to make clear, kidnapping for financial or political gain, motivated by criminality or terrorism, remains a threat throughout Somalia. Our new travel advice for Somalia, including Somaliland, can be found here
We will keep our Travel Advice under constant review. We cannot comment further on the nature of the threats at this time.
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Jeebus! FCO are right in the ball!

Welcome to 1991.

Perhaps someone should buy the FCO a copy of Blackhawk Down?
 
#3
Bloody hell! So Somalia isn't somewhere that Westerners should travel to?

If only there had been some sort of indication of this before....
 

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