Europe not safe : US warns its citizens of terror attacks

May 02 2017
Europe not safe : US warns its citizens of terror attacks

The US State Department on Monday issued a travel alert to UScitizens concerning continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.

In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom to demonstrate that extremist groups, including Islamic State, Al Qaedaand their affiliates, "have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe", Xinhua news agency reported.

"Terrorists persist in employing a variety of tactics, including firearms, explosives, using vehicles as ramming devices, and sharp-edgedweapons that are difficult to detect prior to an attack," said the alert, which is valid till September 1, 2017.

State Department's last travel alert for Europe was issued last November after French authorities foiled a terror attack plot ahead of the winter holiday seas.

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