(KMSP) - The Bahamas has issued a travel advisory to residents of the island nation planning any travel to the United States in the wake of deadly police shootings of black men. "In particular, young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police," the advisory from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states. The advisory also urges citizens to avoid involvement in protests.
The advisory follows the shootings of Alton Sterling by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. In Dallas, Texas, 5 police officers were killed and 7 others wounded when a sniper opened fire at the end of a protest on Thursday, July 8. Two civilians were also injured in the shootings. The attacks made Thursday the deadliest day for U.S. law officers since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.