State Department issues worldwide travel alert

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America issues worldwide terror alert over fears of attack from ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.

Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department warned on Monday.The department said information suggested that terrorist groups including the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram are continuing to plan attacks in several regions.The alert on its website reads:” Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. “These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests. “Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis. “In the past year, there have been multiple attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey, and Mali.

ISIL/Da’esh has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt. “Persons with specific safety concerns should contact local law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country.” Soldiers and armed response police units flooded have cordoned-off streets and requested ‘radio silence’ about operations on social media as the measure stretches into its fourth day. U.S. authorities said the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of IS return from Syria and Iraq, and other individuals not affiliated with terror groups engage in violence on their own.

New military hardware is “vital” at a time “when the threats to our country are growing”, Cameron said, citing the rise of IS as a major reason for the additional purchases. Particular caution was urged during the holiday season and at holiday events In addition, it said, Americans should monitor media and local information sources and adjust their plans accordingly. The Prime Minister added: “We cannot choose between conventional defences against state-based threats and the need to counter threats that do not recognise national borders.

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