Kenya Terror Threat ‘Imminent’

    Image #: 15717890    (111021) -- NAIROBI, Oct. 21, 2011 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan troop patrol the downtown Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Oct. 21, 2011. Kenya strengthened the security level in the capital as Sheikh Ali Mohamud, an al Shabaab spokesperson, said on Oct. 17, 2011 that the terror group would launch retaliatory attacks in Kenyan cities if authorities do not withdraw troops from Somalia.       XINHUA /LANDOV

    Zhao Yingquan, Xinhua / Landov

    The U.S. Embassy in Kenya has warned of an "imminent threat" of a terror attack in the touristy port city of Mombasa, urging Americans to leave and suspending all U.S. government travel to the city until July 1. Officials did not provide any further details about the threat, though the embassy has issued other warnings since Kenyan troops invaded Somalia in October to fight the Islamic militant group Al-Shabab, which is tied to al Qaeda. Mombasa is one of several cities in Kenya that has been hit with grenade attacks since the invasion.

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