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Terror risk increased after bin Laden's death

Terror risk increased for Americans? The State Department says after bin Ladin's death the terror risk has gone up.

By Associated Press / July 28, 2011

Terror risk increase: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures while speaking at the State Department in Washington, July 11. The State Department warned, Tuesday, that there is an increased terror risk for Americans abroad.

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The Obama administration says Osama bin Laden's death has raised the risk of anti-American violence worldwide.

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The State Department said in a global travel warning Tuesday that Americans should take precaution and maintain vigilance about terrorist threats, demonstrations and the possibility of violence against U.S. citizens.

It said al-Qaida and other groups are planning terror attacks against U.S. interests in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.

The department said attacks may be in the form of suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings and bombings.

Americans should consider the potential for attacks on transportation systems and tourist infrastructure, it said. It noted such attacks in Moscow, London, Madrid, Glasgow and New York in recent years.

The department also warned Americans to avoid demonstrations in Arab countries because they can turn violent.

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