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Warning issued after Copenhagen shootings

British travellers to Denmark have been urged to remain vigilant in the wake of multiple shootings in Copenhagen over the weekend.


At least two people were killed and several police officers injured as a gunman targeted a synagogue and a cafe which was hosting a seminar on free speech.


The gunman was shot and killed early on Sunday morning.


Security in Denmark had already been raised after the 17 murders in Paris a month ago.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in its advice for travel to the country: “You should follow the security advice of local authorities.


“There is a high threat from terrorism at this time. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.


“There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.


“You should be vigilant at this time.”

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