With the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, the U.S. State Department on Monday issued a travel alert to citizens traveling abroad.
“The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens, in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence, are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.”
The travel alert expires Aug. 1, 2011. Check here for additional travel warnings.
U.S. officials said bin Laden was shot in the head Sunday by Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Officials said his body was taken into custody and buried at sea to avoid a memorial shrine.