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S. Korea issues additional travel warning for Laos

2016/05/17 12:45

SEOUL, May 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday issued an additional travel warning for Laos as safety concerns grow following recent shooting attacks on cars.

Under the warning, the lowest in a four-tier system, the Foreign Ministry alerted Korean nationals to stay vigilant when traveling in the Southeast Asian country along the border region between the northern province of Ruang Prabang and Vientiane.

The decision was made amid increased safety worries after shooting attacks on moving vehicles were reported in the area.

This alert is in addition to another travel warning issued in March for Road 13 that stretches from Kasi to Phou Khoun and in the province of Xaisomboun in northern Laos.

"Our people visiting or living in Laos are advised to stay cautious when traveling the region and refrain from moving around at night in particular," the ministry said in a press release.