U.S. issues alert for Uganda amid reports of potential 'Westgate-style' attack
Smoke rises from Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall during September's attack
October 17th, 2013
08:43 PM ET

U.S. issues alert for Uganda amid reports of potential 'Westgate-style' attack

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, issued an alert this week to Americans that it is looking into reports that an attack similar to the one at a Kenyan mall could soon occur in the the city.

The embassy's statement said there were no specific details about a possible date or location of a "Westgate-style attack." It didn't say where the reports were coming from.

A U.S. official with direct knowledge of the latest information told CNN the notice was sent "out of an abundance of caution." The U.S. is still vetting the information, the official said, to see if there is any truth behind it.

Washington doesn't think the Westgate attackers or al Qaeda is planning the potential attack, the U.S. official said.

At least 67 people were killed by multiple attackers during the four-day siege at the mall in Nairobi last month. The terrorists who attacked the mall claimed to be members of Somalia-based Al-Shabaab.

The embassy in Kampala - Uganda's capital - urged Americans traveling to the country or living there to register with the State Department's Smart Traveller Enrollment Program.

-CNN's Barbara Starr and Elise Labott contributed to this report.

 

 

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  1. Kryuu Rsetuu

    Speaking of the backside of the terror card friday @ the mosque full moon saturday plus October 2013: HERE IS MONDAYs MORE:

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    Egypt: gunmen open fire at Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo
    Four people, including an eight-year-old girl, killed in suspected sectarian attack on minority which makes up 10% of population Monday 21 October 2013 07.34 EDT...Volgograd bus bombing kills six...Monday 21 October 2013 11.29 EDT
    A female suicide bomber attacked a bus in southern Russia on Monday, killing at least six people, authorities said, in the deadliest such blast outside the volatile North Caucasus region in nearly three years.......RFGBNK

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    Egypt: gunmen open fire at Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo
    Four people, including an eight-year-old girl, killed in suspected sectarian attack on minority which makes up 10% of population Monday 21 October 2013 07.34 EDT...Volgograd bus bombing kills six...Monday 21 October 2013 11.29 EDT
    A female suicide bomber attacked a bus in southern Russia on Monday, killing at least six people, authorities said, in the deadliest such blast outside the volatile North Caucasus region in nearly three years.......RFGBNK

    October 22, 2013 at 1:13 am | Reply
  2. Drtyjn Sdfhjk

    Then there is the University angle profs, colleges, buildindgs, departments librarys, deans, directors, board members, trusts and trusties and phillanthropists, treasure hunters, authors, doctors, philosiphers on and on and on...

    October 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  3. Drtyjn Sdfhjk

    Look just one of the Koch Bros. put up @ least two hundred million dollars into the final two weeks of before the last US Gov. shutdown...remember all of the money that was wasted durring the shutdown eaither one of the two Koch Bros. could have paid for the entire bill with their pocket cash no problem...

    October 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  4. Drtyjn Sdfhjk

    There are most of the judges & many of the lawers..are israelie-jews.

    October 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  5. Drtyjn Sdfhjk

    There is the lobbiests and just about every single .org you can remember and some you never heard of and those that have yet too be created...then there is the treasury which is 90% jewish/israelie...just about every big CEO CFO then there is just about every board of director member every ecconomist ect. all of the media sources every news source save a few in eather case...

    October 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Reply
  6. Drtyjn Sdfhjk

    The israelies specifaclyjewish ones control US politics through Campaign contrabutions, electoral college occupation of the US political process in over whelming numbers...

    October 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  7. brown

    Are the jews really worth all of this trouble?

    October 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  8. Mutrefh Fiutrefvb

    Fear model not role model...roll models don't partake in terrorism...that being said: can you point to exact words in the Quaran that says the thinqs you claim it does...

    October 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  9. Skorpio

    Only A MASSIVE CONVERSION OF MUSLIMS TO CHRISTIANITY or to any other religion except Islam, will stop global Islamic violence and madness. The root of the problem is Islam not the weapons, culture, education or economical factors. The "Satanic Verses" of the Qu'ran and prophet Mohammed highly immoral, perverse and discriminatory people are basically Islam's role models.

    October 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  10. Hryikthj Ddfhku

    don't forget yesterday (con-yeah-west) jimmy kimmel full rant he "west" was wearing cloths that were very similar too muslium man-dress..."west" self perscribed name described means: the "Western countrys are a part of a militant black/muslium Con-job..."west" mentioned the muslium faith many times durring his rant dressed as America muslium name drops such as (Mo-Ham-id "allie")...

    October 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  11. Hryikthj Ddfhku

    Just like I said: Tah-Dah:
    ...Suicide bomber kills 16 in somalia attak aimed at foreign troops... car bomb clashes kill over 30 near syrian capital...and you think the future is not predictable...I think this is the end of the backside of the 911 season 2013...next terrorist season starts around the end of Nov. 2013. this does not mean that on or after a terror card friday @ the mosque e.g. Saturday there will not be further terrorist events it just means there will be less albiet the full moons are remarkable.

    October 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  12. Hdrhjhffhj Efhjfghjxf

    & "west" already pre-aproved this opinion tonight in his rant.

    October 19, 2013 at 12:49 am | Reply
  13. Hdrhjhffhj Efhjfghjxf

    i.e. a flare up here a flare up there everywhere everywhere a flare up...

    October 19, 2013 at 12:44 am | Reply
  14. Hdrhjhffhj Efhjfghjxf

    Its terror card friday @ the mosque & the biggest full moon of the year...you will notice that Con-yah-west is on a huge black militant rant on Jimmy Kimmel show & Jimmy admited that he gave this huge platform for "west" because "west" called Jimmy and bullied him blaming Jimmy for doing his job making fun of "west" after one Jimmy Kimmel short accuratly portrayed "west" as "west" then showed just how accurate Jimmy short was only a few minutes into a marathon rant tonight...I am saying: there is a lot in common between muslium radicals rants and the current American black militant millionare.

    October 19, 2013 at 12:42 am | Reply
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