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US Issues Travel Alert About Terror Threats in Europe
May 02, 2017
By: Akinola Ifeoluwa

United States Deparment , Monday, issued a fresh travel alert,warning its citizens tof a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.

The travel alert was issued on Monday, which extended the earlier one issued last year.

Malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, airports and other locations are all possible targets for attacks, the State Department’s alert said.

In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Islamic State and al Qaeda “have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.”

The State Department’s previous travel alert for Europe, issued ahead of the winter holiday season, expired in February.

The new one will expire on 1 September.

A State Department official said Monday’s alert was not prompted by a specific threat, but rather recognition of the continuing risk of attacks especially ahead of the summer holidays, NAN reports.


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