United States warns of suicide attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia

Thursday, November 2, 2006

The United States embassy located in Nairobi, Kenya has issued a warning that "extremists from Somalia" are planning to launch suicide bomb attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia. The U.S. says it has received information from an undisclosed source that specifically mentions the use of suicide bombers to will blow up "prominent landmarks" in Ethiopia and Kenya.

The Department of State has said that they are concerned "about terrorists in Somalia with links to outside terrorist groups."

"These threats specifically mention the execution of suicide explosions in prominent landmarks within Kenya and Ethiopia. [The] terrorist threats [are] emanating from extremist elements within Somalia which target Kenya, Ethiopia and other surrounding countries," said the statement.

The statement adds that all Americans need to "be vigilant" and to use "extreme caution" while travelling in the area.