Kenyan Terror Warning Issued


Kenyan military board a truck headed to Somalia, near Liboi at the border with Somalia in Kenya, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Kenya said its launch of military operations into southern Somalia against al-Shabab militants was in response to the kidnappings of four Europeans over the last six weeks, though military analysts suspect that Kenya had prepared the invasion before the abductions. (AP Photo)

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya warned Americans in that country Saturday of an imminent terror threat. The warning came as Kenya launched a cross-border attack against the terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has links to al Qaeda, in Somalia. The warning said that terrorist attacks may be directed at “prominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, such as malls and nightclubs.” The embassy has already limited U.S. government travel to Kenya.