Kenya News : The US Embassy has issued an alert regarding a possible terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, know the full details – Gujarati News | Kenya News east africa us embassy in nairobi issues terror alert – Kenya News east africa us embassy in nairobi issues terror alert
The embassy said there is a high risk of terrorist activities targeting areas frequented by foreigners in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Along with this, the US Embassy has issued an alert regarding a suspected terrorist attack in Nairobi. As part of the vigilance, the US Embassy asked citizens to be aware of tourists or foreigners.
The US Embassy in Kenya has expressed fears of a terrorist attack in Nairobi. Americans have been warned about their personal security. In a statement published on its official website on Friday 13, 2023, the embassy said there are high risks of terrorist activities targeting areas frequented by foreigners and tourists in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya.
“Locations frequented by US citizens and other foreigners and tourists in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya remain attractive targets for terrorists planning potential attacks,” the embassy said.
As part of a precaution, the US Embassy asked citizens to be vigilant in places visited by tourists or foreigners and plan their own personal safety.
American citizens have also been requested to be aware of their surroundings, especially places like hotels, embassies, restaurants, malls and markets, schools, police stations, places of worship etc.
The embassy has also shared phone numbers that citizens can use to contact them whenever they need any assistance. Significantly, the US Embassy also noted that the Kenyan government has increased its counter-terrorism patrols in response to the increased threat of terrorism.
Nairobi has not had a major attack since the January 15, 2019 attack on the DusitD2 complex. This is the incident in which 21 people died and dozens were injured.
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Following this in January 2020, Al Shabaab attacked Manda Bay Airbase, a military facility in Lamu operated by Kenyan and American forces, killing three Americans, a soldier and two US Department of Defense (DoD) personnel. Two other US service members and a third DoD member were injured.