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US warns Americans in Oman

British embassy spokesman says killing of German visitor in Oman, wounding of British resident apparently unrelated. The United States has advised US citizens in Oman to step up their security precautions after a German visitor was shot to death in the capital of Muscat this week, the State Department said Wednesday. The department said details of Monday’s murder – as well an October incident in which a British resident was shot and seriously wounded in the capital – were not entirely clear but that the US embassy in Muscat was seeking specifics from Omani authorities. A British embassy spokesperson said Thursday the two incidents appeared unrelated. “A German national was apparently shot on Monday in the Shati al-Qurum area,” the spokesperson said. The victim “appears to have been visiting” Oman, the spokesperson said. Monday’s shooting, which took place near the Japanese embassy in Oman, was the second since October, when a “British national was shot while parked in his car,” the spokesperson said. Full Story

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