US advises citizens to maintain ‘high level of vigilance’ in wake of Paris terror attacks

The US has issued a travel alert for its citizens around the world following three days of terror in Paris that left 17 dead. In France and the UK, security is tight as authorities brace for possible further attacks.

The United States on Friday warned Americans to be wary of terror strikes all over the world, following an attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday which left 12 people dead.

Another four were killed in separate sieges at a Jewish supermarket and a print shop on Friday.

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“Recent terror attacks, whether by those affiliated by terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that US citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness,” the US State Department wrote in its travel warning.
The advisory also said that US airstrikes on “Islamic State” militants in Iraq and Syria meant that US nationals and nationals of US coalition countries were particularly prone to reprisals by jihadist militants.
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Source News: DW