The State Department advises Americans not to let down their guard against terrorism even with the end of the Persian Gulf war.

During the six-week war there were about 160 incidents of terrorism worldwide, about half directed at U.S. targets. One American died and three were wounded in the attacks, the department said.Few of the incidents can be linked directly to Iraq, and the United States experienced no terrorism, the brief report said Monday.

"Nevertheless," it added, "terrorism remains a serious concern in the postwar period. Previous wars in the Middle East have frequently been followed by a terrorist aftermath."