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US State Department issues travel alert for Europe, Russia

WASHINGTON (May 02, 2017): The United States State Department has issued a travel warning for its citizens going to Europe and Russia, citing the continued threat of terror attacks.

“While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department nevertheless remains concerned about the potential for future terrorist attacks,” the alert said. “U.S. 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 mentioned recent attacks in France — which heads to the polls next week to choose a new president — Russia, Sweden and the UK, noting that extremists tend to focus on tourist hot spots.

The alert expires on September 1.