October 23, 2016

US declares worldwide travel alert over terror threats

The US has declared a worldwide travel alert for its citizens in response to “increased terrorist threats”.

The state department said “current information” suggested the Islamic State [IS] group, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and others continued “to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions”.
The alert, it said, will remain in place until 24 February 2016.

France, Russia, Mali and several other countries have seen deadly attacks in the past month.

A US state department representative told BBC News there was “currently… no reason to believe that US citizens would be specifically targeted”.

Meanwhile Belgium announced the capital Brussels would stay at the highest level of alert for another week over fears of militant attacks like those that killed 130 people in Paris on 13 November.


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