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Market in Kashmir, India

Israel’s Counterterrorism Bureau has warned its citizens to leave the Kashmir region in India immediately, an alert that was issued in addition to the bureau’s standard travel warning about avoiding visits to the region due to “high-level concrete threats.”

The warning follows a similar alert regarding the Kashmir Valley issued by the local governments in Jammu and Kashmir, with a call for foreign tourists to leave the area immediately.

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The area of the Kashmir Valley, Kashmir and Jammu have been the focus of a territorial conflict between India and Pakistan since both countries gained their independence in 1947, with the region divided between both.

Many Israelis travel to India in the year following their mandatory army service, prior to beginning university and other life cycle events.

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