US Embassy Warns of ‘Imminent’ Terror Threat in Kenya

0 Posted by - June 27, 2012 - Foreign Affairs, Military

120310065843 shabaab story top 300x168 US Embassy Warns of Imminent Terror Threat in KenyaU.S. officials in Kenya have warned of an “imminent threat” of a terror attack on Mombasa and urged Americans to leave the port city.

Mombasa, the second-largest city and a major tourist spot for the East African nation, is one of various cities targeted by a series of grenade attacks in recent months.

The U.S. Embassy in the capital, Nairobi, said it has suspended all U.S. government travel to Mombasa until July 1.

“All U.S. government personnel are required to leave Mombasa,” the embassy said in a statement Friday. “U.S. private citizens are not subject to the same restrictions, but should consider this information in their travel planning.”

The warning did not elaborate on the threat or why it targeted the port city.

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