WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Saba) -- The U.S. State Department alerted here Sunday its citizens to the "potential for terrorist attacks in Europe," urging them to take "every precaution." The Department said in its Travel Alert that "current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks."
It added that European governments "have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions." "Terrorists may select to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests," it indicated, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
It reminded U.S. citizens "of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure." U.S. citizens, the Department stressed should take "every precaution, to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling."
"We continue to work closely with our European allies on the threat from international terrorism, including al-Qaeda," the Department affirmed, saying that information is routinely shared between the U.S. and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats." According to the Department, this Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2011.
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