U.S. issues travel warning, sees 'increased terrorist threats'

by Reuters
Monday, 23 November 2015 22:40 GMT

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday warning U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling because of what it described as "increased terrorist threats."

"Current information suggests that (Islamic State), al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions," the department said in a warning posted on its website. A State Department official noted that the agency has issued worldwide travel alerts in the past and said this latest alert effectively updated past warnings. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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