by Mark Albert
WASHINGTON (TVR) – The U.S. State Department is warning Americans to be cautious when visiting Europe, citing the “continued threat of terrorist threats” throughout the continent.
The alert, issued Monday just weeks before the busy summer tourist season begins, lasts four months and expires Sept. 1, according to the text of the alert posted on the department’s website.
The State Department lists recent terror attacks in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom as evidence that ISIS, al Qaida, and affiliated groups “have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.”
“While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department nevertheless remains concerned about the potential for future terrorist attacks,” the alert states.
“U.S. citizens should always be alert to the possibility that terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks with little or no warning.”