by Mark Albert
WASHINGTON (TVR) – The U.S. State Department has updated its travel alert to Europe, warning Americans to be cautious when visiting the continent, citing the “continued threat of terrorist threats” in popular tourist destinations.
The alert, coinciding with the busy Labor Day travel holiday, lasts throughout the Fall, expiring Nov. 30, according to the text of the alert posted on the department’s website.
The State Department lists recent terror attacks in Spain, Finland, 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.”
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“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.”
The new alert adds recent attacks in Spain and Finland that were carried out since the State Department issued its previous travel warning in May.
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