State Department warns U.S. citizens about possible attacks in Europe during holiday season

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 21, 2016 6:42 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department on Monday issued an alert to U.S. citizens about a heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.

"U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets," it said in a statement, adding that there was credible information that Islamic State, al Qaeda and their affiliates continued to plan attacks in Europe.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech)