11 February 2014

Uganda: U.S Warns of Possible Terror Threat

Photo: Capital FM
Security forces at the Westgate mall where terrorists attacked in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi (file photo).

The U.S. embassy in Uganda is warning of a possible terrorist attack in the country's capital, Kampala.

In a message released late Monday, the embassy said it has received information that "a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March."

It said "There are indications that the Ugandan National Museum is one of the potential targets."

There was no immediate comment from the Ugandan government.

The message did not warn Americans to leave Kampala, but cautioned them to avoid the museum and other crowded public places.

The Somali militant group al-Shabab carried out a bombing in Kampala in July 2010 that killed more than 70 people.

Copyright © 2014 Voice of America. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.