Bomb threat shuts metro in Lyon, France

France is on high alert since Islamic militant groups have threatened revenge attacks for France's military campaign against al Qaeda-linked rebels in Mali. In Lyon, the metro was shut and evacuated due to a bomb threat. It was later reopened and traffic returned to normal. However, travellers to France or French-associated venues and countries should be alert to the possibility of terrorist attacks. Travellers should avoid potential targets, such as cafes, markets, and government buildings whenever possible during this period of heightened tensions.

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