Americans Warned Over Uganda Terror Operation

The US embassy in Uganda has told its citizens to take shelter as Ugandan authorities act against a suspected terrorist cell.

The embassy warned that al Shabaab militants in the country planned to carry out an “imminent attack”.

“All US citizens are advised to stay at home or proceed to a safe location,” the embassy said in a message posted on Twitter.

“Ugandan authorities are conducting operations against a suspected terrorist cell in Kampala.”

On its website, the embassy added: “At this point we are not aware of specific targets, and the Ugandan authorities have increased security at key sites, including Entebbe International Airport.”

The embassy has said in the past that Uganda faces a “continued threat” from terrorists.

Other alerts have been issued during the year about possible attacks.

In July, the US warned of a “specific threat” made by an unknown group to attack the Entebbe international airport.

Al Shabaab, which is aligned with al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi in neighbouring Kenya a year ago.

Earlier this month the Islamist group warned of revenge attacks against its enemies after its leader Ahmed Godanewas killed in a US airstrike.

Al Shabaab militants also carried out a bombing at a sports bar in Uganda while people were watched the 2010 World Cup on television.

If the article suppose to have a video or a photo gallery and it does not appear on your screen, please Click Here

13 September 2014 | 2:16 pm – Source: orange.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.