NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The United States on Monday issued a security
alert for Kenya, citing credible information that Westerners may
be targeted by extremists in the coastal region and three other
In its security alert, the U.S. embassy in Kenya
reminded the public of the continued need for enhanced vigilance
throughout the country, saying terrorists may be planning to
carry out attack on Westerners in the capital, Nairobi, and in
Naivasha and Nanyuki, both in northwest Kenya.
"The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need
for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya, especially in public
spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship,"
it said in its alert.
The embassy asked the public to be aware of their
surroundings and stay alert in locations frequented by tourists
The warning came after al-Shabab attacked a luxury hotel and
office complex housing multinational companies in Nairobi on
Jan. 15 that left 21 people dead and several others injured.
Security forces have arrested and taken to court several
suspects in connection with terror attack at the leafy Dusit2
complex on 14 Riverside Drive.
Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab claimed responsibility
for the hotel attack, saying they killed 47 people inside Dusit
Hotel, part of a Thai-owned international chain that appeared to
be the chief target of the attackers.
Two people were injured on Jan. 26 when a suspected
improvised explosive device exploded at a busy street in Nairobi
a day after the U.S. embassy issued similar alert.
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