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World wide caution
July 18, 2012
The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against
U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to
increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 24, 2012, to provide updated information on security threats and
terrorist activities worldwide.
The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S.
citizens and interests overseas. Current information suggests that al-Qaida, its affiliated organizations, and other terrorist organizations continue
to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. 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.
Extremists may elect to use conventional or non-conventional weapons, and target both official and private interests. Examples of such targets include
high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, and other
tourist destinations both in the United States and abroad where U.S. citizens gather in large numbers, including during holidays.
U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Extremists have
targeted and attempted attacks on subway and rail systems, aviation, and maritime services. In the past, these types of attacks have occurred in
cities such as Moscow, London, Madrid, Glasgow, and New York City.
EUROPE: Current information suggests that al-Qaida, its affiliated organizations and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks against
U.S. and Western interests in Europe. European governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attacks, and some have spoken publicly about
the heightened threat conditions. In the past several years, attacks have been planned or occurred in various European cities.