US OFFICIALS have issued travel warnings to tourists visiting Britain and the rest of Europe amid heightened fears of a Christmas terror attack.
The warning on the State Department website says US citizens should be alerted to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the festive season.
It urges American tourists to take extra caution if visiting Yuletide events such as Christmas markets and festivals.
Security chiefs admit they fear a repeat of last December’s Christmas market attack in Berlin when ISIS extremist Anis Amri killed 12 people and injured more than 50 when he drove a truck into shoppers.
They said the jihadists were plotting to strike in Paris on Thursday December 1 and had also researched other sites including a police headquarters, Metro station and city centre cafes.
The US State Department warning says: “Widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the UK, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that ISIS and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe…
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