State Department alert warns of terrorist threats
A worldwide travel alert was issued by the U.S. State Department warning citizens of possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.
The alert comes 10 days after Islamic State-affiliated terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and while Belgium’s capital remains on lockdown.
The alert says that ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions.
U.S. citizens should “exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation” and “avoid large crowds or crowded places,” the alert said.
The alert expires Feb. 24, 2016.