Any Weight to UK Warnings of Terror Attacks in South Africa?
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned citizens travelling to South Africa this festive season that they risk exposure to "indiscriminate" attacks in places frequented by foreigners. South African Islamic State fighters who returned from Syria, Iraq and Libya have been identified as the primary "security threat" in the travel advisory.
Daily Maverick, 5 December 2018
Global travel advice issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office indicating that South Africa may be at risk of attacks by returning Islamic State fighters needs closer… Read more »
Gov.UK, 6 December 2018
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in South Africa. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners such as shopping areas in major… Read more »
Islamic State fighters (file photo).
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