US Embassy in Kenya warns Americans of threat of terrorist attacks
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Oct 23, 2011
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The US Embassy in Kenya said on Saturday that it has received credible information of attacks directed at “prominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, such as malls and nightclubs."
The warning comes after Kenya sent troops across the border into Somalia to pursue suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda and has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is fighting to impose its own interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia, on Somalia.