U.S. warns of "imminent" terror threat in Kenya
Kenyan soldiers pursue Islamic militants near Liboi, Somalia, on October 18.
October 23rd, 2011
01:04 PM ET

U.S. warns of "imminent" terror threat in Kenya

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya warned it has credible information of an imminent terror attack, days after the east African nation announced it is sending troops to Somalia to battle Islamist militants.

The attack is likely to target places that foreigners congregate in Kenya, including malls and night clubs, the embassy said.

The U.S.Embassy did not offer details on who might carry out such an attack, but said it has taken measures to limit official U.S. government visits. It urged its citizens to consider deferring travel to Kenya.

The warning comes after Kenya sent troops across the border into Somalia to pursue Islamist Al-Shabaab militants. The terror group has threatened Kenya with retaliatory attacks, saying it considers the forces' incursion an affront to Somalia's sovereignty.

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  1. Pistoya

    Also, our own country is infested with terrorists, which is why we need a much more comprehensive militarized police force. We need to depoly drones countrywide instead of just in Houston and allow them to carry hellfire missiles like they do in other theaters. Smart small munitions arent enough. Most importantly, we need to indemnify all or our men and women in uniform who might inadverdently involved in a collateral casualty regrettably as they are sometimes.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  2. Pistoya

    Kenya would be a great place to present a US show of force. If we goi in there and bomb them, they will pee their pants.

    October 24, 2011 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • Connor Dorsey

      True True...but still even if we deploy troops in kenya that would make another war that we are involved in and in some ways we could get rid of one of the worst terror troops in the world but were not doing to much in afganistan...now are we...i say the us should deploy some planes and naval forses hear somolia and put and show them that there is no place for terror in this world...because there shouldent be

      October 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
      • Pistoya

        Quite right. We need to bomb the hell out of them and kill as many of those Muslims a possible. Really give them a show of force and stack the bodies up. At some point they will realize that we have more and better equipped forces and that they must do whatever we say. The next step is to prepare for the ultimate confrontations with Russia and China after we deal with Iran. Iran I think is far enough esat that we can probably just nuke them with tacticals and be done with it. China and Russia are a little dicier because they have nukes too so it would be better to take on China first and then Russia after our Nuke blocking technologies are a little further along.

        October 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm |

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