U.S. State Department Issues Travel Alert Due to Terrorism Threat
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Nov 24
As many take to the roads or the skies this week to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, the State Department has issued a warning to all travelers to be alert.
According to FoxNews.com, the State Department has received information of possible terrorism threats. Terrorist groups ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and others are thought to be planning attacks in various regions of the world.
The State Department told U.S. citizens to “exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation” and to “avoid large crowds or crowded places.”
Particular caution is also recommended when attending holiday festivals or events.
“We want folks to still travel, but just to exercise greater vigilance,” a State Department official said.
The threat of terrorist attacks comes in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks that took the lives of 130 individuals on November 13.
The State Department has said the alert is particularly focused on international travel.
The travel alert expires on February 24, 2016.
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Publication date: November 24, 2015