U.S State Department warns of possible terrorist attacks in Europe

13:15, 04 March 2016

Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and their affiliates are plotting terrorist attacks in Europe in the near future, that’s according to the “Worldwide Caution” report last updated on March 3 on the website of the U.S. State Department.


“Credible information indicates terrorist groups such as ISIL and al-Qa’ida and its affiliates continue to plot near-term attacks in Europe.  All European countries remain vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations,” reads the report. 

It is noted that attacks may be “conducted by lone individuals inspired by extremist organizations that could occur with little to no warning.” 

Read alsoIslamic State "earning millions by playing the stock market" – The Telegraph“Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, aviation services, transportation systems, and public venues where people congregate,” according to the report. “Authorities believe there is a high likelihood terror attacks in Europe will continue as European members of ISIL return from Syria and Iraq.” 

Read alsoCIA chief says U.S. had intel about upcoming Paris attacks“European governments are taking action to guard against terrorist attacks; however, all European countries remain potentially vulnerable,” the U.S. State Department says.

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