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US Embassy in Kenya issues security alert warning of possible terror attacks

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The United States (US) Embassy in Kenya has issued a security alert.

In a statement published on its official website on Friday, the Embassy warned that terrorists could be targeting high traffic areas frequented by foreigners and tourists in Nairobi and elsewhere in the country.

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“Locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreigners and tourists in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya continue to be attractive targets to terrorists planning to conduct potentially imminent attacks,”

The Embassy further cautioned that terrorist groups could be targeting hotels, embassies, restaurants, malls and markets.

Schools, police stations, places of worship, and other places frequented by foreigners and tourists.

The Embassy has urged American nationals to be aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for updates, avoid protest areas and demonstrations and keep a low profile.

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