US warns about security at cricket's World Cup

February 18, 2011 07:42


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WASHINGTON — The US government has issued a travel alert for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, advising citizens to retain a high level of vigilance during the coming cricket World Cup.

The US State Department said in statement Thursday it has no specific information of a threat against the event, which runs from Feb. 19 to April 2, but says "large, high-profile events of this nature can be targets for terrorist attacks."

It advises US citizens to "maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security."

India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are jointly hosting the six-week tournament.

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