US authorities are warning American tourists to be on their guard if they plan on going to Europe. Though people have not be discouraged from travelling, they have been advised to stay vigilant.
The travel alert has been issued by the US State Department because of recent intelligence suggesting al Qaeda may be preparing an attack. Security sources claim that drone strikes against militants in Pakistan, disrupted a planned attack – but they can not confirm the threat has gone away.
The attack could take the form of simultaneous strikes in London and other major cities in Germany and France. It is believed that it would involve a group of European-born militants using a commando-style offensive, like the Mumbai attacks two years ago.
Terror alert for American tourists