US issues world wide travel alert

2 May 2011

Following the death of Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaeda leader, the US has issued a worldwide travel alert for US citizens around the world.

“The US Department of State alerts US citizens travelling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan,” stated the US Department of State’s website. According to the release, “the travel alert expires August 1, 2011.”

Other government travel bodies around the world have not issued any such warnings. 

US president Barrack Obama announced the death of Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, on Sunday night, sparking celebrations across America. He said: "On nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-Qaeda's terror: Justice has been done." 

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Alisha Haridasani

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