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US warning travellers of increased terror risk in Denmark

US State Department advises caution

US travellers advised to take extra care in Denmark (photo: Tim Sackton)
November 24th, 2015 10:54 am| by Ray W

Denmark appears on a list of countries where the US State Department is advising Americans to be extra vigilant while travelling.

The advisory that was published today on the State Department’s website states the attacks in Paris last Friday and in Copenhagen earlier this year are part of the reasons behind the new warning.

Singled out
“Available information suggests that Isil, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups are planning terrorist attacks in several regions,” reads the warning.

“Extremists are targeting major sporting events, theatres, markets and aviation. During the past year there have been a series of attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey and Mali.”

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The alert specifically mentions the terrorist attacks in Denmark earlier this year.

“On February 14, at an event in Copenhagen, a gunman opened fire killing one person and wounding three police officers.”