U.S. issues travel alert for Europe,
citing threat of terrorist attacks
U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks
and the United Kingdom and said Islamic State and al Qaeda "have the ability to
plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe."
holiday season, expired in February. A State Department official said Monday's
alert was not prompted by a specific threat, but rather recognition of the
continuing risk of attacks especially ahead of the summer holidays. The alert
expires on Sept. 1.
airports and other locations are all possible targets for attacks, the State
Department's alert said.