WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. State Department announced Monday that it has warned U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Niger due to "terrorist activity, kidnappings and high crime."
U.S. citizens should avoid travel to Niger's border regions with Libya, Mali, Nigeria and Chad because of "activity by various extremist groups," said the State Department in a statement released in the day.
The State Department said the threats were coming from al-Qaida, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Boko Haram and others.
As the result of security concerns, some organizations, including foreign companies, non-governmental organizations and private aid organizations, have suspended operations in Niger, according to the statement.
The travel warning came after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.