State Dept issues Travel Alert amid terrorism threats 'throughout Europe'


Published time: 1 May, 2017 20:16Edited time: 1 May, 2017 20:23

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The US State Department is warning Americans that traveling to Europe risks being caught in a terrorist attack. The 'Travel Alert' is set to remain in place for the next four months.

An official statement referred to recent attacks by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Al Qaeda, as well as their affiliates, against France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Further terrorist attacks may be carried out, even as "local governments continue counter-terrorism operations," the State Department said.

"US citizens should always be alert to the possibility that terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks with little or no warning," the statement added.


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