A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office
The next few weeks include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism.
In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of worship and the transportation sector may be at elevated risk.
As we approach the holiday season we want to remind everyone to maintain situational awareness.
In recent years, terrorists in Europe have plotted against civilian, military and other official targets. Civilian targets have included tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, concert halls, sporting arenas, festivals and shopping malls.
Military targets have included installations and Soldiers off-post. Terrorists use simple weapons in unsophisticated attacks. This has been demonstrated in Europe five times this year, with attackers armed with firearms, edged weapons, or vehicles used as weapons.
The USAG Bavaria Commander requests everyone do the following: