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US issues worldwide caution on travel

world Updated: Jan 26, 2012 00:11 IST

The United States has issued a worldwide caution on overseas travel of its citizens, which includes India where it said there is an increased threat of terrorism.

“There is an increased threat of terrorism in India. Terrorists have targeted public places in India frequented by Westerners, including luxury and other hotels, trains, train stations, markets, cinemas, mosques, and restaurants in large urban areas,” the State Department said in its latest global travel alert to its citizens.

Issuing the new travel alert, the Department reminded its citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against US citizens and interests overseas.

Current information suggests that al-Qaeda, its affiliates and other terrorist organisations continue to plan terror attacks against US interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings, the State Department said.