US, Australia Embassies Warn of Terror Attack in Malaysia

It says terrorist organizations had in the past planned attacks to coincide with significant dates, but gave no details.

Published: 25th September 2015 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 11:05 AM   |  A+A-

Malaysia Terror Warni_Geor

A tourist walks through Malaysia's famous eatery street, Jalan Alor, a popular tourist spot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. U.S Embassy in Malaysia issued a terror warning for American citizens to avoid Jalan Alor.

By AP

KUALA LUMPUR: The U.S. and Australian embassies in Malaysia have warned of a potential terrorist attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur.

The U.S. Embassy issued an advisory Thursday saying it has credible threat information and urged its citizens to avoid Alor Street, located in a shopping belt in the city center, and its immediate surrounding areas.

It says terrorist organizations had in the past planned attacks to coincide with significant dates, but gave no details.

The Australian Embassy issued a similar alert to its citizens based on the U.S. threat warning.

A police spokesman says a statement will be issued later Friday.

Malaysia has arrested more than 100 supporters of the Islamic State group in the past two years, some of whom were allegedly plotting attacks in the country.

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