Dutch warn citizens to leave Libyan city

CASSANDRA VINOGRAD Associated Press Published:

LONDON (AP) -- The Netherlands is urging its citizens to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in response to what is described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

Britain issued a similar warning Thursday.

Dutch Foreign Ministry spokesman Thijs van Son says the ministry is upgrading its travel warning for Benghazi. He says the Dutch "have reason to believe there is a serious threat coming up" but declined to elaborate.

Van Son says there are four Dutch citizens registered as being in Benghazi and possibly two more.