UK joins US in warning tourists against Mumbai-type terror attacks in Europe

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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London, Oct 4 (ANI): Britain has reportedly joined the U.S. in warning tourists to remain vigilant amid fears of al-Qaeda's commando-style attacks in Europe following a series of terror alerts.

The Foreign Office reportedly warned that there was a 'high threat' of attacks in countries including France and Germany, besides the 'general threat' that was previously identified.

"Like other large European countries, the French/German authorities continue to consider that there is a high threat of terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers," the Daily Mail quoted the Foreign Office, as saying.

The move has come shortly after the US State Department issued guidance urging Americans to be vigilant when visiting Europe, highlighting the 'potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure'.

The report suggested that al-Qaeda were plotting the commando-style attacks like those that rocked Mumbai city two years back.

It is speculated that Osama bin Laden could be masterminding the latest plots personally, the paper said.

Earlier, UK Home Secretary Theresa May urged the British public to report any suspicious activity so that the authorities could take measures to disrupt any attack.

"The first and most important duty of this government is the protection and security of the British people and visitors to the UK," May added. (ANI)

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