U.S. embassy in Uganda issues emergency terror alert

2015-03-25_2002 Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Not specified in the actual alert, but putting two-and-two together, via AFP:

The US embassy gave no further specific information on the threat, but the east African nation – a trusted US ally – has been attacked in the past by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants.

Uganda is a key contributor to the African Union’s AMISOM force battling the Shebab inside Somalia.

In 2010 the Islamists carried out twin bombings in Kampala targeting a restaurant and a club where football fans were watching the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, killing 76 people in the region’s worst attacks in more than a decade.

The US embassy in Kampala last issued an emergency warning in September 2014. Ugandan and Western security sources later revealed they had intercepted a transfer of explosive suicide vests by suspected Shebab members and made 19 arrests. 

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