Foreign nationals may be vulnerable to low-level crime, including pickpocketing and theft of belongings when traveling through Algeria. However, most cities, including Algiers, have a reasonable level of police presence which means moving around can be done relatively safely. Terrorist groups such as ISIS and AQ-M are active within the region. Security forces and foreign travelers are vulnerable to attacks. Areas of high risk include the border regions due to the freedom of movement terrorists have from neighboring countries. In 2014, international visitors were routinely targeted by criminal gangs and terrorist groups in the Sahel for kidnapping opportunities. No further incidents have been reported potentially due to advice from foreign governments to avoid the area.