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US Warns Summer’s Europe-Bound Americans about Terror Risks

By on May 31, 2016

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 22:  Military guard the area as passengers are evacuated from Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport after a terrorist attack on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. At least 13 people are though to have been killed after Brussels airport was hit by two explosions whilst a Metro station was also targeted. The attacks come just days after a key suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was captured in Brussels. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Military guard the area as passengers are evacuated from Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport after a terrorist attack on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – The State Department is warning Americans visiting Europe this summer about the potential for terrorist attacks.

Tuesday’s travel alert says major sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants and shopping centers are possible targets.

France is hosting soccer’s European Championship and cycling’s Tour de France, while under an extended state of emergency. Two-and-a-half million visitors are expected in Krakow, Poland, for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day in late July.

The department is telling U.S. citizens to be vigilant in public places or when using mass transportation. They also should be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.

The warning expires Aug. 31.

The Associated Press

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