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State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert After Paris Attacks

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Americans after the Paris attacks this week, warning about “the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas.”

The specific concern here lies with ISIS retaliation to U.S. military strikes against them by “call[ing] on supporters to attack foreigners wherever they are.” Kidnapping is a likely scenario, they say, and terrorists could target any number of public places.

In addition to individuals needing to be more on alert, government facilities around the world are on heightened alert as well, and may “temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture.” Americans traveling abroad are encouraged to stay in contact with the U.S. embassy or consulate wherever they’re staying.

You can read the alert here.

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