Russian Federation warns of terrorist attacks in Europe, US

Elias Hubbard
November 18, 2017

The State Department, which urged citizens to "stay in touch with their family" and "have an emergency plan of action ready", said that the travel alert expired on January 31, 2018. The alert is in place for the upcoming holiday season. In the advisory, the United States specifically warned of "heightened risk of terrorist attacks" at "soft targets" all over Europe, including the UK.

A statement said, American citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and other large events with many participants. "USA citizens should always be alert to the possibility that terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks with little or no warning", the warning said.

The department says that extremists will most likely attack tourist locations, transportation hub, markets and shopping malls.

The State Department said it continues to work closely with its European partners and allies on the threat from global terrorism and asked those travelling between countries in Europe to check the local USA embassy or consulate website for any recent security messages.

Spain's terror threat warning remains at 4 (high) one down from the "very high" alert (5).

America's State Department issued a similar alert a year ago just weeks before a terrorist ploughed a stolen his truck into pedestrians at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 11.

Last year a jihadist crashed a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, while a New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul left 39 dead.

Meanwhile, revellers witnessed a mass shooting at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve in 2017 that killed at least 40 and injured over 70.

Since the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. in 2001, more than 18,000 people around the world were murdered in Islamist terror attacks.

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