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US issues security alert for Kenya over terror attack

US in its latest security alert for Kenya warns American citizens to review their personal security plans.

The US government has issued a travel advisory for Kenya, advising its citizens to avoid traveling to specific areas in Nairobi due to increased security threats.

In a statement issued on Friday, the US Embassy warned Americans against visiting locations frequented by US citizens and other foreigners in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya.

The embassy warned that Nairobi remains an attractive target to terrorists planning to conduct imminent attacks.

It further advised its citizens to stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/foreigners, review their security plans, and be aware of their surroundings.

“Locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreigners and tourists in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya continue to be attractive targets to terrorists planning to conduct potentially imminent attacks. 

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“Terrorist groups could attack with little or no warning, targeting hotels, embassies, restaurants, malls and markets, schools, police stations, places of worship, and other places frequented by foreigners and tourists,” the statement read. 

As a precaution, the US Embassy asked citizens to be vigilant at locations frequented by tourists or foreigners and review their personal security plans.

They were also asked to monitor local media for updates, avoid protest areas and demonstrations, avoid crowds, and keep a low profile.

The US embassy also shared phone numbers for its citizens to call for assistance in case they run into any problems. 

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