Canadians warned of D-Day terror threat

3rd June 2004, Comments 0 comments

OTTAWA, June 2 (AFP) - Canada Wednesday warned its nationals to pay close attention to security while visiting France for the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

OTTAWA, June 2 (AFP) - Canada Wednesday warned its nationals to pay close attention to security while visiting France for the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

"No specific threat to persons attending commemorative events is currently known," the foreign ministry said in a statement. "However, Canadians are reminded that several terrorist attacks have occurred in Europe in recent months and that there is a possibility of future incidents.

"In light of the security situation in the region and the large number of foreigners gathering in the area, Canadians attending D-Day celebrations can expect to face heavy security and travel delays," said the statement.

"They should remain vigilant, monitor local developments, and avoid public areas where disturbances may occur. They should also follow the instructions of local authorities and allow additional travel time for security processing."

Some 7,000 official guests, a journalistic contingent of 1,300 and an untold number of visitors from Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States are expected for the ceremonies in France Friday through Monday.

© AFP

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