12/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Penn Students In Europe Face Terror Alert

The approximately 280 Penn students studying abroad in Europe this semester had cause for concern this weekend.

The U.S. Department of State issued an alert Sunday for American travelers in Europe to be aware of the heightened potential for an al-Qaeda terrorist attack. The alert did not specify any particular locations but did warn Americans abroad of terrorists' potential "to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure."

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