US State Department warns citizens of ‘heightened risk’ of attacks in Europe

The department is encouraging travelers to be cautious at holiday festivals and outdoor markets.

By: AP | Washington | Published:November 22, 2016 7:51 am
ISIS, case against ISIS, ISIS men, ISIS terror activities, ISIS news, world news The advisory issued Monday says “credible information” indicates that Islamic State and al-Qaida militants continue to plan attacks in Europe around the holiday season. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

The State Department is advising US citizens traveling in Europe to be aware of a “heightened risk of terrorist attacks” during the holiday season. The advisory issued Monday says “credible information” indicates that Islamic State and al-Qaida militants continue to plan attacks in Europe around the holiday season. It also warns that “extremist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists” may try to execute attacks.

The department is encouraging travelers to be cautious at holiday festivals and outdoor markets. It is urging Americans to avoid large crowds and be vigilant when visiting tourist sites, riding public transportation and meeting in places of worship, hotels, restaurants and other gathering spots.

The advisory praises European efforts to disrupt plots, but says the US remains concerned about the potential for attacks.

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    terry
    Nov 23, 2016 at 10:28 pm
    more americans are killed in their own country by non 'terrorists'.lt;br/gt;why not warn about that?
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      Terri Lynn Merritts
      Nov 22, 2016 at 11:51 pm
      I am not surprised. Bleeding heart liberals welcomed Muslim "refugees" in and now they are sorry. That is one reason we voted for Trump. Obama wanted to let them in here and Hillary said she would.
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        Zoe Danilko
        Nov 23, 2016 at 2:35 am
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